Ruth Allen

Written 303 posts

SEWeb – volunteers needed to test new Scotland’s environment website

24th May 2017

The team from SEWeb are looking for volunteers to help us carry out usability testing of the Scotland’s environment website. The Scotland’s environment website brings together environmental information and data in one place so that it is easy to search, discover, view, analyse and interpret. In June, a new look test version of the website will…

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Vacancy – Second Engineering Officer (Closing date 8 June)

12th May 2017

We are currently seeking applications for Second Engineers holding a Class One (Motor) Certificate of Competency to serve aboard Marine Scotland’s vessels. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments. Marine Scotland operate three Patrol vessels and two Research…

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Vacancy – Economic Policy Adviser (closing date 6 June)

10th May 2017

We are currently seeking applications for an Economic Policy Adviser within Food Standards Scotland (FSS). The post will be located in Marine Scotland’s Marine Analytical Unit (MAU), to allow the post holder to draw on broader multi-disciplinary (statisticians, economists, data analyst and social researchers) analytical resource based in Edinburgh. This is a 12 month fixed…

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New consultation launched on fin fish and shellfish developments

8th May 2017

    Last Friday, Marine Scotland launched a consultation to propose amendments to permitted development rights for fin fish and shellfish developments. Comments are being sought on whether to relax the current requirement for prior notification under existing rights and to consult on improvements to rights relevant to shellfish farmers. The proposed changes are the result of the review of current rights, undertaken…

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To The Journey’s End – a new film about the lifecycle of Atlantic Salmon

1st May 2017

We’re delighted to announce that at our Freshwater Fisheries open day in Pitlochry on 13th May that we will be showing a new feature from filmmaker Bernard Martin. Concluding a 7-year, self-funded project, supported by the Boards and Trusts of the rivers of the North East of Scotland, Aberdeenshire-based filmmaker Bernard Martin created this film as…

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Get involved with the best of Scotland’s nature

27th April 2017

The latest edition of Scottish Natural Heritage’s newsletter has just been published, with articles about how to get involved with the best of Scotland’s nature, an update on the new Scotland’s Soil’s website and their quarterly science update. And if you were thinking of coming along to our Freshwater Fisheries open day on 13th May, why…

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Your chance to find out more about our Freshwater scientists

24th April 2017

On 13th May, our Freshwater scientists are holding an open day at the Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry. This free and family friendly event will showcase past and present work that has been instrumental in developing our understanding of Scotland’s freshwater fish populations and fisheries. You’re welcome to drop in at any time  between 10am and 5pm and…

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It’s all about… fabulous forests and wonderful woodlands

31st March 2017

The latest edition of the Scotland’s Environment web have been published and the theme – It’s all about… fabulous forests and wonderful woodlands – is about celebrating and raising awareness of the importance of forests of all types.  And with 18% of land in Scotland covered by woodland, and our forests contributing significantly to the wellbeing…

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New MarCRF PhD proposals

28th March 2017

The Marine Collaboration Research Forum (MarCRF) is a successful cross-disciplinary initiative developed between the University of Aberdeen and Marine Scotland Science. Its priority is to work with each other as well as stakeholders and policy makers to provide the science necessary to identify research priorities, co-develop innovative research programmes and an evidence-based framework to deliver policy relevant…

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How do dams impact river connectivity and salmon populations?

16th March 2017

Many of Scotland’s rivers contain important rearing habitat for juvenile Atlantic salmon, an anadromous fish species that supports an economically important fishery and is often a target for conservation with many of its home-rivers designated as Special Areas of Conservation. Many of these rivers also generate hydroelectricity, which is an important source of renewable energy…

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