Over the past few weeks, one of my goals was to get out onto my project catchment, the Allan Water, and become familiar with some of the key land and flood management issues present. The development of my understanding of the catchment and its issues is a crucial step in my apprenticeship that allows me to engage with local land managers effectively, and understand their concerns and issues when discussing Natural Flood Management (NFM) with them.… Read more
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Last month I completed my third course during which I spent the day at the School of Nautical Studies at the City of Glasgow College hauling myself in and out of a life raft in a swimming pool whilst getting hosed with freezing cold water for my MCA personal survival techniques course!… Read more
Last Wednesday I had the great opportunity to go down to the Tweed Catchment for a tour of the Natural Flood Management (NFM) measures that had been put in place by the Tweed Forum. The Tweed Forum take an integrated management and planning approach to achieve and promote the sustainable management of the whole river catchment , and are therefore at the forefront of NFM in Scotland.… Read more
Hi all, four months have flown by since I started my apprenticeship so I thought I would give you all a little update on how it has been going.
I firstly had to get an idea of roughly how many golf courses there are in Northern Ireland, their distribution and how long they have been established. … Read more
I can’t believe it has been two weeks since I started my Naural Talent Marine Zooplankton apprenticeship! I have already learnt so much and met so many new people. My placement is with the Marine Ecology staff at SEPA Edinburgh studying marine zooplankton.… Read more