BIGGA Scotland Annual Conference

Dunblane Doubletree Hotel
8:30AM - 3:30PM, 16 Nov 2021
BIGGA Scotland Conference 2021 Leaflet.pdf


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The BIGGA Scotland Conference will take place on Tuesday 16 November 2021 at Dunblane Doubletree Hotel.

The conference is an opportunity for BIGGA Scotland members to catch up after the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic over the past 18 months. 

Greenkeepers at every stage of their career are invited to attend.

Hosted once again by sports broadcaster Alison Walker, the fantastic programme includes:



Dr Eric Hui Chen from the STRI

Eric will discuss how the Golf Research Enterprise (GREEN) is aimed at identifying and developing solutions to the problems facing turf management professionals, both now and in the future.


Steuart Fotheringham, Health & Safety expert

Steuart asks what the implications of COVID-19 are with regards Health & Safety in the maintenance facility and for greenkeepers as they go about their daily duties.


Richard Windows, agronomist, The R&A and Scott Davidson, course manager at Lethamhill

The R&A’s Lethamhill project in Glasgow is the first time the governing body has bought a golf course to develop. The R&A will be utilising the site to attract a new audience of potential players to the game.

Richard and Scott will discuss the project and their role in this re-development.



Vicki Brown, Perennial

 Perennial is the UK's dedicated charity for those working in the horticulture industry, including golf greenkeepers. 

In this conversation with Alison Walker, Vicki will chat about the services that are available to greenkeepers, should they need some form of help.

The support available is far-reaching and could make a huge difference in your life.


West Linton Golf Club management team

Led by Stuart Ferguson MG, the West Linton management team will reflect on the past two years and how the club has coped with the impact of COVID-19. 

They will also discuss the lessons that have been learned and how these will shape club management in the future.


Craig Haldane, Courses and Estates Manager, The Gleneagles Hotel

Craig will provide the keynote address at the end of the day, discussing his thoughts on being positive in this mad world.



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