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Bats

Brown long-eared bat (Plecotus auritus)  ©Hugh Clark/Bat Conservation Trust. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright/

What's special about bats

Enter the remarkable world of bats and learn about their amazing adaptations

Common pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pipistrellus) ©Hugh Clark/Bat Conservation Trust. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright/

Bats and the law

Find out how the law protects bats and whether you need a licence for what you plan to do

Brown long-eared bat  (Plecotus auritus) ©Hugh Clark/Bat Conservation Trust.For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright/

Scottish bats and their roosts

Learn about the nine or so Scottish species and kinds of places where they live

Leisler's bat (Nyctalus leisleri). ©John Haddow/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright/

Bats in houses

Some bat species depend on buildings as safe roosts. Find out what you need to know if you have bats living in your property

Natterer's bat (Myotis nattereri) ©John Altringham/Bat Conservation Trust. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright/

Helping bats and getting involved

Find out how you can become involved in bat conservation

Common pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pipistrellus) ©Hugh Clark/Bat Conservation Trust. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright/

Need help with bats in your house?

Need more information or help?

Daubenton's bat (Myotis daubentonii)  ©Hugh Clark/Bat Conservation Trust. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright/

Advice for planners and developers

Find out how developments may affect bats and what you need to do to establish if bats are present on site

Noctule (Nyctalus noctula) ©Hugh Clark/Bat Conservation Trust.  For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright/

Mitigation

Find out what you can do to avoid harming bats living on or around a development site



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