The Southern Scotland Bat Survey was commissioned in 2016 by Scottish Natural Heritage, and is being conducted by the British Trust for Ornithology in collaboration with several other organisations. We rolled out this survey across the whole of southern Scotland from the Kingdom of Fife to the Mull of Galloway where anyone could take part, whatever their level of knowledge about bats.
To achieve this, we set up a number of Bat Monitoring Centres across southern Scotland, from which anyone could borrow equipment for a few days to take part in the survey. In return we let the participant know what species were recorded. The survey season ran from May until the end of September 2016 and has now come to an end.