The role of Scotland Officer has been passed into the capable hands of Andrea Hudspeth, who started with the BDS this month. Andrea recently co-won, with Logan Steele, the Political Advocate category at the RSPB Nature of Scotland awards ceremony, for their work in calling for the introduction of a licensing scheme for driven grouse shooting in Scotland.
Andrea had this to say about her journey into the world of wildlife conservation:
“I became interested in natural history from a very early age probably going back as far as a toddler when I would watch birds feeding in the garden with my Mum. After spending a good few years working as a Manager within the Customer Service, Retail and Hospitality sectors I moved across to Adult Education Teaching and whilst there I became aware of the possibility of a career in nature conservation. I studied for my BSc at the University of Hull and since graduating I have worked for a number of conservation organisations and also ecological consultancies. I now have my own company offering wildlife tours in West Perthshire. My love of nature knows no bounds and working with dragonflies in going to be a sheer joy!”
We’re sure it will Andrea!