Articles by Direct Ecology Staff

Current measures and additional contact details – updated 22/02/2021

Direct Ecology continues to stay up-to-date with the latest guidance and regulations.  We continually review our procedures.  The health and safety of our staff, clients, and the public remains of paramount importance. Our staff therefore continue to work from home whenever possible.  If you need to get hold of us and no one is in

New staff for 2020

With our busy survey season fast approaching, Direct Ecology has welcomed two new members to the team. Valentina Nardone joins us as a bat specialist.  Whilst undertaking her PhD in Naples, she also worked as a scientific researcher in biodiversity and conservation at the University of Naples, with a specialism in bat ecology leading to

Our new website has landed

Welcome to our new and improved website.  Hopefully you’ll agree it’s looking pretty snazzy.  Most importantly, we’ve also been bringing our content up-to-date, not least the inclusion of beavers as a European Protected Species in Scotland, and some shiny new faces have joined our team in the last year.

First confirmed Brandt’s bat roost in Scotland

In late 2013, Direct Ecology were very excited to discover the first confirmed roost in Scotland for this species. The roost was found by our ecologists whilst undertaking building surveys for the Forestry Commission near Newton Stewart. An excellent report on the importance of this discovery has been presented in this month’s SNH “Species of the month”

We have moved

Due to continued expansion, as of 1st February, 2016, Direct Ecology has a new home. We are still in Dunblane, but in more spacious premises at Duckburn Industrial Estate. Our new address is Block 2, Unit 1, Duckburn Industrial Estate, Dunblane FK15 0EW, or here. We also now have an additional telephone number: 01786 820036.

Spring Newsletter 2014

Spring Newsletter 2014 2013 was an extremely busy year for Direct Ecology Ltd; one which saw us working on a range of projects from major national developments like the Forth Replacement Crossing to small projects for private clients. We enjoyed continuing working with a number of existing clients, as well as adding new customers to

New ECoW contract for DEL

We are pleased to have been awarded the Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW) contract for a new hydro-scheme near Loch Lomond, for DHG Hydro Ltd.  We will be starting on site with reptile mitigation work.