|Constitution of Concern for
Swifts (Scotland) The Aims
| The primary aim is
to promote the conservation of Apus apus, the Common Swift, Ghoblain-mhora.
The emphasis will be on practical measures to conserve nest sites
with a view to ensuring that swifts will be able to continue to
nest in our buildings in spite of modern building practices which
generally exclude them from the fabric of buildings. Any other aim
or activity which contributes to this primary aim will be seen as
appropriate to the project e.g.
||to have the swift more widely recognised as
a species in need of conservation.
||to research and document ways of ensuring that,
overall, nest sites are not lost due to renovation, demolition
and new buildings.
|| to make information easily available on swift
nest sites and ways of providing for swifts.
||to encourage and assist the practice of protecting
existing or creating new swift nest sites in areas where there
||to survey and monitor swift colonies.
||to provide a link and point of reference to
all those interested in the conservation of swifts in our
built environment so that action may be more efficient and
||to have one co-ordinating member for each region
Membership will be open to any individual or organisation or group
who/which is interested in participating in swift nest site conservation.
- advise the co-ordinator &/or other members of the organisation
of activities or publications or applications taken in the group's
name ( in the interests of sharing experiences and knowledge)
- take due care not to damage the interests or reputation of the
- agree to their names being passed on to other members in their
Supporters need not be members of the project, but will be prepared
to forward the aims of the project and to lend their name in its
Funders and participating developers, contractors and architects
will normally be considered to be supporters.
To hold a bank account in the name of the project.
To raise funds for the furtherance of the aims.
To use funds raised for the furtherance of the aims.
To use the name of the project to further the aims.
The management committee will consist of those who have offered
to assist the aims of the project.
There will be a co-ordinator whose role will be to collect and disseminate
relevant information regarding activities in Scotland and abroad.
There should be one member for each region of Scotland, who is prepared
to act as co-ordinator for that region.
The management committee will operate on a co-operative basis.
Due to the fact that the project relates to the whole of Scotland,
general meetings will not normally be held.
Where appropriate, local meetings may be held and a record of these
meetings submitted to the co-ordinator, and made available through
the internet and annual reports.
An annual report will be produced each year by the end of January
of the following year.
A bank account will be maintained in the name of the project. (currently
held by the c-ordinator)