Swift_2Daniele Muir has a BSc in Environmental Science and an MSc in Sustainability, and over twenty years experience of working in the environmental field. Perthshire Wildlife offers a consultancy service for ecological and sustainability projects, including guided walks for corporate clients. We also run outdoor classroom projects and teacher training for schools and groups, linking in to the Curriculum for Excellence.

Consultancy/ surveys we carry out with our partners:

  • Phase 1 habitat survey
  • National Vegetation Classification (NVC)
  • BREEAM/ Sustainable buildings for wildlife consultancy
  • Management planning
  • Path surveys
  • Ecological surveys – Dragonflies, Swifts, Amphibians, Beavers
  • Sustainability audits

Clients have included the University of Dundee, Experience Scotland, the Tay Foundation, Tay Landscape Partnership, Carse of Gowrie Sustainability Group, Tayside Biodiversity Partnership, Scottish Natural Heritage, Perth & Kinross Council, Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust and Pitlochry Festival Theatre.

Recent work includes:

  • Dundee University Sustainability Field Trip in Perthshire, looking at our impact on the natural world
  • Salmon in the Classroom Project with Perthshire primary schools
  • Buildings for Biodiversity project – improving buildings for key wildlife species
  • Community SuDS project – working with volunteers to improve ponds for wildlife
  • Best Practice Swift Advice Note
  • Reading the Landscape Walks on the Cateran Trail
  • Assisting the launch of the Tayside Amphibian & Reptile Group
  • Managing swift conservation projects in Angus and Perthshire

Contact us if you have a project you’d like to discuss.

Swift_3Consultancy testimonials:

Ahead of a major HLF-funded building restoration project led by Angus Council, Perthshire Wildlife was approached to supply a detailed Swift survey of the Kirriemuir Conservation Area. The resulting work was carried out very promptly and very professionally and will now help us work directly with the local authority, architects and building contractors to ensure existing swift nest sites are safeguarded within the town. The survey and resulting report will also justify a funding application to supply individual property owners within the Kirriemuir Conservation Area new integral or external swift nest boxes, together with professional advice. All this work will hopefully lead – not just to safeguarding the existing Kirriemuir Swift population – but also encourage new generations of this important Priority Species to look on Kirriemuir as home.

Setting up a new wildlife group is time consuming but where the Tayside Amphibian & Reptile Group (TayARG) is concerned, Perthshire Wildlife has been able to research and prepare all the necessary paperwork for the volunteers, look into sponsorship and funding to equip new volunteers – and to plan, not only a presentation to launch the new group, but also the accompanying gullypot training afterwards. Excellent value for money!      – Biodiversity Co-ordinator, Tayside Biodiversity Partnership

Perthshire Wildlife managed the Carse of Gowrie Swift Conservation Project throughout 2013 and 2014. All of the committee was very impressed with the project and your work, and the report looks really great. Thank you.
– Carse of Gowrie Sustainability Group

Perthshire Wildlife carried out a series of guided walks for Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust under the theme ‘Reading the Landscape’. The guided walks focused on introducing the fascinating geology, history, legends and natural features of the Cateran Trail in Perthshire. Perthshire Wildlife showed enthusiasm for new subject matter and great skill in imparting information to the audience. The Countryside Trust would happily work with Perthshire Wildlife again in the future.
– Perth & Kinross Countryside Trust

Swift photo taken by Bev O’Lone, SSPCA