The horses on the hill: Grazing for biodiversity net gain?

If you take a walk up the North Berwick law, you may be surprised to bump into some unexpected residents. Anyone could be forgiven for thinking that a gang of ponies hasbroken free from a nearby field and taken over the hill but the this is, in fact, their permanent home.  Since 2013 a group of Exmoor ponies have been part of a conservation project to enhance the biodiversity of North Berwicks’sSSSI heritage site. As […]

Job Vacancy: Ecologist or Senior Ecologist

EP Ecology is seeking to recruit a skilled ecologist to join our team and help support a growing workload of projects. Role: Ecological Consultant OR Senior Ecological Consultant Salary: £27,000-30,000 (Ecologist) or £32,000-36,000 (Senior Ecologist) Hours: 40 per week (part-time applications considered) Please indicate in your covering letter the grade you would wish to be considered for Based: Based in […]

Job Vacancy: Seasonal Ecologists (Zero-hours)

EP Ecology is seeking to employ seasonal ecologists to help deliver a challenging workload of ecology surveys, primarily focused on bat emergence surveys throughout Central Scotland. About the Company EP Ecology is an establishing company with a small team of ecologists in-house and associated sub-consultants as required. The company is committed to the highest standards of […]

Vacancy: Senior Ecological Consultant (Bat Licensed)

EP Ecology is seeking to employ a skilled senior grade ecologist to help deliver a growing workload of projects throughout Central Scotland. Salary: £33,000-£36,000 p/a Hours: 40 hours per week + TOIL / OT (to be discussed – p/t options are available) Based: Based in the EP Ecology Office within High Blantyre with home working and flexible working hours. […]

Species Profile: Badgers

A guest blog by Nicole Baxter (EP Ecology Assistant Ecologist) European badgers (Meles meles) are mammals belonging to the family Mustelidae (which also includes otters, pine martens and weasels). Found across the UK and Europe, they are recognisable by their characteristic black and white faces. They are the UK’s biggest terrestrial predator, known to eat hedgehogs and […]

EP Ecology Gains Certification to ISO 9001, 14001, and 45001 Standards

The EP Ecology team have been working hard over the last 18 months to make changes to the way we operate and manage our business. We’ve changed how we manage the quality of our deliverables, how we manage our environmental impact, and how we ensure the health and safety of our team and our contractors […]

Art in Nature

Nothing clears away the cobwebs of the festive period like a walk in the woods. It was on a particularly wet and drizzly walk at Muiravonside Country Park that I stumbled upon a real treat, which made me stop and think about art and nature. Tramping the muddy path (with dog in tow) from the […]

Our New Years Resolution: Improve our Sustainability

Well, 2023 is here. 2022 came and went almost in the blink of an eye. It was fun though, the team grew from two to five and our projects were varied and covered the entirety of Scotland from Thurso to Jedburgh… but what’s next for EP Ecology? We’ve decided that this year we’re going to […]

Dùthchas: appreciating nature (the ancient way)

I recently returned from a weekend away with friends up north, in the glorious highlands – the Cairngorms. It was exciting, as I had not escaped the congested central belt for some time. Being mid-November, I did think the trip might be cold and miserable, as I am a wuss when it comes to the […]

EP Ecology Gains New Accreditations

It’s been a busy several months here at EP Ecology, we’ve been working hard for our clients and delivering more projects than we dreamed we would. However, in the background we’ve also been working on upgrading the performance of our business for the benefit of our staff, and for the benefit of our clients. Here’s […]