About the Clyde Bat Group

We promote bat conservation and encourage bat populations

Clyde Bat Group was established in 1997 to help safeguard bat populations in West Central Scotland.  We cover South and North Lanarkshire, Glasgow City (south of the Clyde), Inverclyde, East Renfrewshire and Renfrewshire.

During the year we endeavour to hold walks and talks for the public throughout the region, undertake National Bat Monitoring Programme (NBMP) surveys, bat box checks, hibernacula monitoring and hold training sessions for members.


  • promote bat conservation,
  • increase public awareness of bats,
  • organise conservation projects such as bat surveys and bat box schemes,
  • monitor and record bat roosts and distribution in our area, and
  • assist with taking in sick or injured bats for rehabilitation and release back into the wild.

What we do

We promote bat conservation and encourage, monitor and protect local bat populations by:

  • providing an advisory and information service to individuals and organisations,
  • recording, surveying and monitoring known and suspected bat colonies,
  • organising promotional and educational activities for families and young people, and
  • caring for and when possible, releasing injured or captive bats back to their habitat.

Given that Clyde Bat Group is a Partner Group of Bat Conservation Trust (and run by volunteers), we are unable to undertake commercial surveys. Should you require to identify the presence of roosting bats in advance of development or land use change, please refer to the CIEEM Professional Directory for the services of a licensed bat ecologist.  Note: Clyde Bat Group does not endorse consultants and cannot be help responsible for their work.