Join us online or in person this September as we reflect on the Trust’s achievements from the past year and celebrate 60 years of championing Scotland’s wildlife.

Special guests Liz Bonnin and Cal Major will join us for a celebratory National Members’ Day at the National Museum of Scotland on Saturday 7 September. The event takes place after the Trust’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), and in keeping with our 60th anniversary storytelling theme, we will hear inspiring stories about people and nature, from around the Trust and beyond.

President of The Wildlife Trusts, Liz Bonnin is a biologist and broadcaster known for her powerful documentaries and inspiring series, including Wild Caribbean and Blue Planet Live. She will join Scottish Wildlife Trust Chair Kenny Taylor for a conversation about her deep connection to nature with a focus on Scotland’s wildlife.

We will also hear from adventurer Cal Major, a record-holding stand-up paddleboarder who has paddled the whole of Scotland’s 800 mile coastline. Cal will share stories of her wildlife encounters and what she learned about the ocean’s role in the climate and biodiversity crises.

We will also hold an engaging panel discussion where presenters will pitch their ideas for the contents of our 60th anniversary time capsule and share the inspiring stories behind them. Get ready to vote for your favourite on the day!

The event will end with the announcement of the winners of this year’s Trustees’ Awards for Volunteering.

Don’t leave the kids at home!

In partnership with the National Museum of Scotland, free drop-in family activities will be taking place throughout the day. Members are welcome to come and go between various rooms to create a fun day out for all the family.

Event programme

Venue: National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF

10:30  Arrival and refreshments
11:00  Annual General Meeting
11:40  Presentation and questions
12:15  Lunch
13:15  Welcome to National Members’ Day – Kenny Taylor, Chair
13:20  Looking to the future – Jo Pike, Chief Executive
13:30  In conversation with Liz Bonnin
14:00  Ocean advocacy with adventurer and vet, Cal Major
14:30  Comfort break
14:45  Panel discussion: the Scottish Wildlife Trust time capsule
15:45  Trustees’ Awards for Volunteering
16:00  Close

Further information, documents and links

Formal agenda

  1. Apologies.
  2. To approve the minutes from the 59th AGM held on Saturday 8 September 2023.
  3. To receive the Council’s report and accounts for the year ended 31 March 2024.
  4. To re-appoint auditors of the Trust.
  5. To elect members to Council.
  6. To approve the new membership subscription rates (effective from 1 April 2025) recommended by Council.
  7. Any other relevant business. All other business must be notified to the Company Secretary by 31 August 2024.

Company Secretary: Martin Cullen

Registered Office: Scottish Wildlife Trust, Harbourside House, 110 Commercial Street, Edinburgh EH6 6NF

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Saturday 7 September

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Liz Bonnin, President of The Wildlife Trusts © Andrew Crowley
Cal Major © James Appleton

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