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The future of the Hen Harrier in Scotland: public seminar

A public seminar on the future of the hen harrier in Scotland is to be held in September, hosted by the Watson Bird Centre in Dalry, Dumfries & Galloway. The centre was established to celebrate the achievements of the late Donald and Jeff Watson, the father and son who were recognised as world experts on the hen harrier and golden eagle respectively.

The seminar day is Saturday 22 September 2012:

13.00-14.00hr – Lunch at Lochinvar Hotel / Clachan Inn

14.00hr – A History of Hen Harriers in the South of Scotland (Chris Rollie, RSPB)

14.20hr – Hen Harriers in Orkney – A Success Story (Erik Meek, RSPB)

15.00hr – Hen Harriers and Grouse on Langholm: Managing a Special Challenge (Aly McCluskie, Langholm Moor Demonstration Project)

15.30hr – Tea / Coffee

16.00hr – Hen Harrier in Scotland Today – What Does the Future Hold? (Brian Etheridge, Scottish Raptor Monitoring Scheme)

16.30hr – Discussion

For further information, contact the Watson Bird Centre here


5 Responses to “The future of the Hen Harrier in Scotland: public seminar”


  1. August 1, 2012 at 8:26 am

    I wish you every success, to keep these beautiful raptors safe from persecution.

  2. August 1, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Good luck with this…but beware of anyone suggesting quotas….thats the long term plan of the persecutors..basically..”youll get just the amount of wildlife in the scottish coiuntryside that we allow..”..Wildlife first, managed grouse moor second.

  3. 3 nirofo
    August 1, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Let’s just hope the real truth is told in a plain language that even the NGO can understand, the blarney, the rhetoric and the appeasement has gone on for far too long.

  4. August 3, 2012 at 9:09 am

    do join us and help us to define how things can be radically improved for the better of the hen harrier

  5. August 22, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Does this seminar include people from the shooting faternity, otherwise it will be a pointless exersise.


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