The seminars will consider the initial results from the project, which will be presented in a draft report to the Steering Group, at the end of September. The seminars will provide a chance to revisit interesting findings from both the natural science review and the collation of local ecological knowledge. In particular, the seminars will explore areas of the review where the conclusions from the two information sources differ and the possible reasons for any differences. The conclusions from the seminars will feed into the production of the final report, and the seminars will therefore offer stakeholders a further opportunity to influence the final report.
The seminars will be open to everyone, although it may be necessary to limit numbers to about 40 at each event. This is because the process that will be used during the seminars will be very interactive, and it will not work well with larger numbers of participants. Also, as far as possible, it will be helpful to have approximately even representation across the range of interests in the work at each review seminar.
The dates and locations for the three review seminars have been fixed as:
- Tuesday, 27th October 2015, at The Dewars Centre in Perth;
- Tuesday, 3rd November 2015, at SNH, Great Glen House, Inverness; and
- Thursday, 12th November 2015, at SNH, Silvan House, Corstorphine, Edinburgh.