Our Inverness based Senior Environmental Consultant Sarah Rauch-Lynch attended the recent Scottish Renewables Marine Conference in Inverness. As the industry progresses towards full commercialisation, she reports back on some of the issues discussed and considers some of the environmental challenges facing the industry and how they may be overcome.

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It's back to school of the Atmos Consulting Edinburgh team, as they  take up residency in Robert Wilson’s iconic Canning Street former school building.

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We are pleased to inform clients that our Inverness team has moved to new premises on the outskirts of Inverness.

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Atmos Consulting has welcomed a newly launched strategy to address a worrying decline in the population of Black Grouse in Southern Scotland. The new conservation plan was unveiled earlier this month by the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust in consultation with key partners including Scottish Natural Heritage, Forestry Commission Scotland and RSPB Scotland.

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Recently published research has identified a larger effect of windfarm development on Golden plover than was previously  thought.  Published by the RSPB in the science journal, Ibis, the research investigated the  population  of Golden plover in the vicinity of  the  Gordonbush wind farm near Bonar Bridge  in  the Highlands. The purpose of the research  was to investigate the impact of a  wind farm  development at this site on the Golden plover population before, during and after its  construction.   Principal Ornithologist Jenny Bell considers what the new could mean for other wind farm developments.

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