Scottish Curlew Conference

Some of the attendees at Battleby

Some of the attendees at Battleby

More than a hundred people attended a conference entitled “Whaup’s Up? – The Status and Future of Curlew in Scotland” which was held on Thursday 27th September 2018 at Battleby Conference Centre near Perth.

This was the final conference in a sequence being held across the UK and Ireland which looked at the tragic decline of curlews. Working for Waders was well represented on the day by a number of project partners, and a presentation was made on our project and its story so far. You can access all the presentations on and find out more about the speakers who contributed to the discussion.

There was plenty of optimism at Battleby, and there were some glimmers of hope despite tales of decline and loss. Curlews are some of our most loved wading birds, but many other wader species will benefit from collaborative conservation measures designed to protect the whaup in Scotland.

We look forward to being part of the solution to curlew declines, and this conference was definitely a step in the right direction. Thanks are due to everyone who organised the day and provided an independent platform for discussion and progressive collaboration!

Working for Waders