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TWIC Members' Newsletter Spring 2016

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TWIC Members’ Newslettter: Spring 2016

Welcome

Graeme Wilson

Welcome to the latest TWIC Newsletter. We are at the start of a very exciting year for TWIC! We will be expanding from 1st April into Stirling, Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and some of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park which is a big challenge but we are up to it with the support of staff, volunteers and members. We will also be launching our latest public survey later in the year. Planning for this started last year and hopefully by the time of our spring conference we will be able to announce the species we have chosen for the survey. As if that wasn’t enough, 2016 marks 25 years since the Wildlife Insite project was set up by the Scottish Wildlife Trust. This project became The Lothian Wildlife Information Centre so we will have been around in one form or another for quarter of a century and we feel that is something worth celebrating! We will be celebrating throughout the year and I see our autumn conference being the culmination of the celebrations so hopefully you will look forward to that as much as me.

News

1st April Marks BIG Changes for TWIC!

Graeme Wilson

It is 25 years since what was to become TWIC was formed in 1991 and covered just the Lothians. We have really grown in that time and continue to grow because as of 1st April 2016 TWIC is not just the Local Environmental Record Centre for the Lothians and Borders but also for Falkirk, Stirling, Clackmannanshire and most of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park...

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Staff Changes at TWIC

It is with mixed emotions that we said goodbye to Christine Johnston on 31st March after nearly four years working for TWIC, first as part time Data Processer and then also taking on the Scottish Biodiversity Information Forum (SBIF) Co-ordinator post that TWIC hosted...

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Upcoming Events

TWIC Spring Conference: Tools & Technologies to assist Biological Recording

Saturday 30th April
MacArts Centre, Galashiels


Bookings are now being taken for our Spring Conference via Eventbrite.

TWIC Excursions 2016 - Coming soon!

A list of recording excursions will be published on our recording events page of the TWIC website shortly.

SNH Sharing Good Practice Events

2016 Sharing Good Practice Events will cover topics such as species translocations and swifts & development. A programme of events is available on the SNH website.

Reports

NBN Conference 2015, 19th-20th November 2015: from Global to Local – building the NBN Partnership
Christine Johnston
The 2015 annual National Biodiversity Network (NBN) Conference was held over two days in November in York, the first time it has been held outside London, and the first time that it extended over two days...

Read the full report here.

 
TWIC Autumn Conference Report, December 2015
Compiled by Natalie Harmsworth
Despite the effects of Storm Desmond, 51 wildlife enthusiasts from across the region turned out for The Wildlife Information Centre’s (TWIC) Autumn Conference at the Burgh Halls, Linlithgow on Saturday 5th December...

Read the full report here.

 
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