This meeting will be based near Killin at the western end of Loch Tay GR: NN5733, with the idea of exploring some of the base rich habitat around Ben Lawers, the shores of Loch Tay and other unrecorded monads in Mid Perthshire.
It is not customary to hold an extra field meeting in the autumn but it was thought that some people might wish to extend their stay in Scotland after travelling to Edinburgh for the 2023 BBS Centenary AGM and that this would provide people with an opportunity to do so. The original planned field trip near to Edinburgh will still take place on the Sunday.
There was a BBS National meeting to the same area in 2014 intended to introduce people to the well documented rare mountain calcicoles found on the calcareous schists and metamorphosed limestones of the Ben Lawers massif and the surrounding Breadalbane mountains. It was thought that it would be worthwhile to run a return visit to this very special area to celebrate 100 years of bryophyte recording with the British Bryological Society.
It is intended that there should be an easy access excursion for every day, as well as trips into the mountains.
Morenish House (https://www.groupaccommodation.com/properties/morenish-house-killin-loch-tay-perthshire) has been rented for 5 nights from Sunday evening to Friday, leaving at 10.00am on Friday morning. It has 9 bedrooms and would work out at roughly £45 per night per room. If more than 9 people sign up and are willing to share, the price would be less. Altogether there are 17 beds. Morenish is 5 minutes from Killin, where there is a small Coop.
The first field meeting will be on Monday 11th September and there will be no field meeting on Friday 15th September.
To register your interest and/or for further information please contact Philippa Thompson firstname.lastname@example.org