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Beinn Eighe NNR - Getting involved

Get involved as a volunteer at Beinn Eighe. There are also opportunities for study and research.

 

 

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Volunteer

Why not join us as a volunteer at the internationally acclaimed Beinn Eighe and Loch Maree Islands NNR?

There’s always a lot going on, and we would really value your help. You’ll get involved with a range of tasks – from practical estate management to survey and monitoring. If you live locally and would like to volunteer with us, we would be delighted to hear from you.

We also welcome a few residential volunteers each year.

We’re currently looking for help with:

• a range of estate management work
• habitat and species monitoring and survey work
• environmental education and interpretation

Find out how the role description fits with your skills, what’s involved, how much time it will take, and what training may be offered.

We can offer residential places for a minimum of 1 month. Find out what we can offer in our volunteer information leaflet. But, if you live locally and wouldn’t need accommodation, we can be flexible about how the role works.

If you’re interested, please do get in touch. Where possible, we’ll amend the role to suit your availability.

Study

Each year SNH offers a placement at Beinn Eighe to a student from North Highland College, Thurso, or Scotland’s Rural College.

Applications for placements are coordinated by the colleges. Please contact your course tutor if you are interested.

Research

Reserves are used for a wide variety of research and survey projects, including individual informal surveys, student dissertations and academic study. We’re very keen to encourage this, as it adds to our understanding of the reserves and the wider natural heritage. We support research that is in line with the interests of the reserve.

We may also be able to offer researchers accommodation in our small residential field centre. It’s used by both volunteers and researchers and sleeps eight. There is a shared kitchen and living area and basic lab facilities – benches, microscopes, etc. Please bring your own bed linen, towels, food and other equipment.

More information

Please contact our reserve manager for more information about volunteering, student placements or research at Beinn Eighe and Loch Maree Islands NNR.

Reserve manager: Doug Bartholomew
Tel: 01463 701660
Email: doug.bartholomew@nature.scot