Category: Direct Ecology News

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.

DEL staff gain Marine Mammal Observation (MMO) qualifications

We now have two staff members fully trained and JNCC certified in Marine Mammal Observation (MMO).  We are pleased to be adding yet another discipline to our skill set and look forward to exploring further opportunities undertaking offshore survey with clients old and new.

Forthcoming Training Event – Badger Survey, Impacts and Mitigation

Company Director Beccy Osborn is running a training course on badgers on Tuesday 1st October at Muiravonside CP. There are still some places left. Book your place via the CIEEM website.  

Forthcoming Training Events

Introduction to Bat Survey 15.05.2013 – This workshop will provide an introduction to bat legislation, ecology, survey and roost identification with examples of case studies including survey for different types of development (e.g. building, wind farm, roads, trees).  Reference will be primarily made to the more common bat species – pipistrelles, brown long-eared and Daubenton’s

Open for business again

We are now successfully installed at our new offices, 4 Beech Court, Dunblane FK15 0LA. Our phone number – 01786 826865 – and internet are up and working, so our temporary peace and quiet is already a distant memory!

We have moved!

As of January 1st, 2013, Direct Ecology have acquired our new office in the centre of Dunblane. Our new location is just off the high street, next to the Beech Tree cafe – so our customers can look forward to fine coffee and cake if you come to visit us! The new company address is:

DEL staff gain tree climbing qualifications

Three Direct Ecology staff recently undertook – and passed – a City & Guilds course in Basic Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue. This course is an essential pre-requisite for any tree climbing activity, and greatly enhances the company’s ability in the area of tree-based bat survey work. Congratulations to Beccy, Jenny and Mike!