Scottish Soil Discussion Group (SSDG)

The Scottish Soil Discussion Group organises meetings and promotes discussion amongst the Scottish membership.

The Regional Group committee members are chair Sarah Buckingham (SRUC), Nikki Baggaley (finance, Hutton) and Jennifer Carfrae (secretary, SRUC).

Our aim is to encourage members and non-members of the Society to take part in stimulating meetings, which we hold approximately twice a year. At these meetings, we think it is particularly important to include representatives from a number of different stakeholder groups, including research, regulatory, policy and land management. We have a strong and active membership across all of these groups.

During the International Year of Soils, the SSDG was involved in a number of activities and events across Scotland, including a field visit to Whitelee Wind Farm near East Kilbride.

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