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NE INNS Forum 2019

The second NE Invasive Non-Native Species annual forum took place on Wednesday the 27th of March 2019.

Click here to view the packed programme full of specialist talks and feedback from the volunteers!


Presentations from the day are available to browse below:


Session 1

Update of the NE INNS Project - Judith Cox, Aberdeenshire Council

Dee and Don INNS Control - Jamie Urquhart, River Dee Trust

Update on the SISI Project - Callum Sinclair, Project Manager SISI

Volunteer feedback - Robert Peaker


Session 2

SEPA Regulations affecting the control of invasive plants on the riverbank, what has changed? - Darrell Crothers, SEPA

Fly tipping and the spread of invasive species - Ian Talboys, Aberdeen City Council

The long view on INNS control - Struan Candlish, Ayrshire Rivers Trust

Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels new online hub for volunteers - Gwen Maggs, SSRS


Session 3

Raising awareness and preventing the spread of American signal crayfish - Gavin Clark, SNH

Controlling white butterbur, trial on the River Fiddich - James Symonds, SISI

Achieving large scale, long term invasive American mink control in northern Scotland despite short term funding - Professor Xavier Lambin, University of Aberdeen

Where to send your INNS records - Glenn Roberts, NESBReC


NE INNS Forum 2018

The 28th of March 2018 marked the launch the North East Non-Native Invasive Species Forum (click for the agenda). This was made possible by Aberdeenshire Council and The River Dee Trust working in partnership to secure £140,000 in Leader funding. Over the next three years, the forum will act to coordinate and enable the delivery of control works on the ground. 


The presentations from the first forum meeting are available below:

North East Non-Native Invasive Species Project - Judith Cox, Aberdeenshire Council

NE INNS Project - Calum Hislop, River Dee Trust

Legal Framework of INNS - Stan Whitaker, SNH

SISI Project update - Callum Sinclair, SNH 

North American Skunk Cabbage - Calum Hislop, River Dee Trust

Pirri Pirri Burr - Daryl Short, SNH Forvie Nature Reserve

River Deveron Giant Hogweed - Ritchie Miller, Deveron, Bogie & Isla Rivers Trust

Red Squirrel - Gwen Maggs, Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels

Pacific Pink Salmon - Lorraine Hawkins, River Dee Trust