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August 22

In this edition: balsam bashing and giant hogweed control, new releases from our school film project, Lorna Slater visits the SISI project and much more!

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August 22

We were delighted to welcome Mairi Gougeon, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands, on her visit to the River Deveron in August. Ms Gougeon visited the Deveron, Bogie & Isla Rivers Charitable Trust and spoke with them about their collaborative projects. 

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July 22

The Scottish Invasive Species Initiative was delighted to welcome Lorna Slater, Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity, to visit the project at the River Tay near Aberfeldy to tell her about our work controlling invasive species and to meet some of our willing volunteers.…

June 22

Peter Stewart joined us for a two month placement as part of his PhD project at Durham University.

His first month was spent with the River Dee Trust - monitoring Atlantic salmon using rotary screw traps and acoustic tagging, learning about habitat restoration projects in the Dee…

May 22

We've been working with Bualnaluib Primary School and Kellands Primary School to produce our latest invasive species films!

"Bioboy" - Biosecurity

The pupils from Bualnaluib Primary School made a film about Biosecurity. 17 pupils from the P5-7 class took…

We are delighted to welcome several new staff members to the SISI project!

Jane has joined us as our new Volunteer and Communications Officer. She takes over the role from Vicky, who moved on at the start of the year. Deirdre, Elise, Owen and Tom will be with us for the summer as Seasonal…