Category: Direct Ecology News

New staff for 2021

During the course of a busy year in 2021, Direct Ecology have welcomed three new members to Our Team, with Victoria, Gemma and Scott all joining as Assistant Ecologists. Victoria Curley joined Direct Ecology in March 2021 after completing her studies in Conservation Biology at the University of Aberdeen. Through her Honours project, Victoria gained

Current measures and additional contact details – updated 13/01/2022

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 operate with a mixture of home and office working as necessary.  If you need to get hold of

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

Boxing Day

It may not have been 26th December, but with snow underfoot and boxes aplenty, a wee bit of festive cheer filled the air. Iain Mackenzie and Jack Bongard worked alongside Perth and Kinross Council on Tuesday, braving the wintry conditions to put up squirrel, bat and bird boxes at Kinross North Burial Ground.  In total,

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.

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