We were commissioned by Foveran community Council to look at how to improve the experience of seal watching at the Ythan Estuary. The seal haul out was recently given protected status and is now one of the largest congregation of grey seals on mainland Scotland.

We were engaged by Forward Coupar Angus and Blairgowrie and Rattray Development Trust and Alyth Development Trust to investigate options to develop a cycle network in Strathmore, Perthshire. The aim is to improve safe cycling links between the towns of Aylth, Blairgowrie and Coupar Angus.

We undertook a strategic assessment of Errigal, Donegal's highest and most popular peak to develop proposals for sustainable management of access to the mountain.

We undertook a feasibility study on behalf of the Staffin Community Trust looking at a number of paths around Staffin, in North East Skye as part of the Ceumannan II project.

Outdoor Access

We supported the Boddam and District Community Association in delivering a project to improve core paths around the Strilinghill Quarry near Peterhead. Our role started as path designer but evolved into project manager for the entire scheme. We submitted funding applications, let and supervised the contracts, developed interpretive materials, submitted claims and reported to funders.

We have been part of the team that assesses the impact of the Cairn Gorm funicular railway since 2007. We act as an independent reviewer of environmental and visitor monitoring data collected by Cairngorm Mountain Limited, the company that operates the ski facilities on Cairn Gorm.

We coordinated two schemes for volunteers to help manage paths across the Cairngorms National Park area. The schemes were run via the website OutdoorCairngorms.co.uk

Outdoor Access

We undertook primary research for Scottish Natural Heritage on how to describe paths in a coherent manner. This involved engaging with users and potential users and assessing how to present path information to improve path promotion in Scotland. The research has led to the development of a new path grading system that is now being adopted in Scotland.