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 the co-chairs Matt Aitkenhead (Hutton) and 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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