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23 September 2021: The bat activity survey season comes to an end.

After a slow start to the year due to Covid 19 and poor weather, the SSWC team completed 75 bat activity surveys between mid-May and Mid Septemeber. “The majority of the summer projects have been barn conversions,” commented SSWC Director and licensed bat worker Stuart Spray. “But we have also managed to fit in several […]

15 February 2020: Monitoring bats at Llanberis, Wales.

SSWC has, along with Bell Access and Engineering, for several years coordinated a programme of bat survey and monitoring for a proposed hydroelectric scheme in north Wales. During the winter of 2020 we use rope access techniques to deploy bat detectors and record over 40 nights of bat calls and count four species of bats.

22 October 2019: Hibernating Daubenton’s bat recorded during visual inspections Cruachan Hydro Power Station

The Cruachan Power Station, also known as the Cruachan Dam, was opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 15 October 1965. The pumped-storage hydroelectric power station in Argyll and Bute, provides 440 MW of power and has a capacity of 7.1 GWh. The turbine is located inside Ben Cruachan, and the scheme takes water between Cruachan Reservoir to Loch Awe via a system of underground tunnels. During visual inspections […]

15 January 2019: Pre-works visual assessment of Lochailort railway tunnel

Lochailhort tunnel is a single track tunnel on the Malaig to Fort William West Highland Railway line. SSWC conducted a pre-works visual inspection to ensure that no hibernating bats were present prior to essential maintenance works commencing.

20 September 2018: Eight bat roosts recorded at Mold County Offices!

A good week using rope access techniques to inspect Mold Country Offices with Bell Access and Engineering. Eight bat roosts found! Not a bad haul

21 March 2017: This week we have been working the night shift with RSK and Carillon conducting bat mitigation measures as part an ongoing project to electrify a railway line in central Scotland

23 April 2015: We have just added three short films to the SSWC Website

We have just added three short films tothe SSWC website showing how invaluable the use camcorders and infra-red lights can be when surveying trees or buildings.

04 March 2015: Stuart Spray Wildlife Consultancy and Bell Access and Engineering work on their first joint project in 2015

This week Stuart Spray Wildlife Consultancy (SSWC) and Bell Access & Engineering Ltd. (BAE) have been working on their first joint project since the new year.

18 Feb 2015: 10 years of bats droppings removed from roof void near Dalkeith

The clean up was carried out under licence from Scottish Natural Heritage at the same time as essential repairs to the roof.