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December 2020

 

Every year, we also like to donate to those in need and this year we have chosen to support The Scottish Marine Environmental Enhancement Fund (SMEEF)

 

The SMEEF aims to support the delivery of marine and coastal environmental enhancement activities in Scottish waters through grant-aided projects.  SMEEF reflects the fact that Scotland’s seas are not only an incredibly rich resource of natural capital but also a shared space supporting a wide range of industries and Coastal communities up and down the coast of Scotland.  The fund will enable users benefiting from the rich natural marine resource to voluntarily re-invest in the health and biodiversity of our seas, thereby

safeguarding and enhancing that natural resource to support the sustainable growth of those industries into the future, and in turn helping to build a wellbeing economy for Scotland’s coastal communities. Furthermore, this fund will very much complement Scottish Ministers’ commitment to develop a ‘Blue Economy Action Plan’, recently included in the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government 2020/21.

 

On behalf of all at Affric, we wish you and your family a great Christmas and New Year. We look forward to catching up and continuing to work with you in 2021!

 

March 2020

 

Kirsty joined Affric in March as a Senior Environmental Consultant.

 

She has spent the last 2 years managing the ecological and environmental aspects of the construction of a new 20km overhead line. Crossing a wide range of habitats with a range of protected species including osprey, red kite, otter, water vole, wildcat, badgers and more. During this time, Kirsty also managed the reconductoring of an overhead line in the Cairngorm National Park and has previously worked on various other developments such as wind farms and hydro schemes.

 

Kirsty initially started consultancy work in a marine mammal observer role and studied marine biology at university and is looking forward to bringing her construction management experience into the marine environment.

 

In her spare time away from work, Kirsty can be found up a hill, scuba diving, free diving and sea kayaking. She has volunteered for years with a charity rescuing stranded marine mammal’s such as pilot whales, bottlenose dolphins and seals and has a real passion for the protection of the marine environment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 2019

 

Affric Limited Sponsors Rural Blue Award as part of the new Scottish Highlands and Islands Rural Economy Awards and Conference. The winner will prove to be a champion of the modern blue economy, making full use of the potential it has for the area.(PDF Version)

 

 

August 2019

 

Jack joined Affric In August as an Environmental Consultant.


Jack has spent the last 12 months studying cetaceans in the Eastern Mediterranean. He was a Research Associate for an NGO called the Marine Mammals Research Association (or DMAD), whom operate projects in both Turkey and Montenegro. His main focus as a Research Associate was to study a population of bottlenose and striped dolphins in Montenegro, as well as assisting with a project in Turkey which aimed to detect deep diving whale species such as Cuvier’s beaked whales acoustically and visually. During this time, he was responsible for coordinating field research, report writing and disseminating scientific research through publishing findings to scientific journals and by attending international conferences.

 

Jack aims to tie in his experience with consultancy and bring his knowledge of the marine environment and further afield to help provide expert advice and support to a diverse range of clients.

 

Away from work Jack is a keen Rock Climber mainly in the disciplines of Trad and Bouldering, as well as occasionally trying his hand at Mountaineering. As a football fan, he supports Sheffield United and is looking forward to seeing them play in the Premier League this year.