After joining the Trust immediately after graduating from Chester University in June 2012, with an Honours degree in Animal Behaviour, Helen Downie, our assistant biologist, today left the Trust to take up a post with Marine Scotland Science at Montrose. Helen learned a great deal in her time with us and decided that she wanted a long term career working with fish and fresh waters. She thoroughly enjoyed her experience with the Trust but needed job security and when a permeant post came up with the marine lab in Montrose, she jumped at the opportunity and well done her for getting one of the hottest junior positions available. She will be sorely missed at ART. Goodness knows how we will manage without her cheery smile and willingness to act as a pack horse on the way to electrofishing sites. Our loss is MSS’s gain and I’m sure every regular reader of the blog and those that know her will wish her well. Good luck Helen.




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6 Responses to A fond farewell

  1. Darren says:

    Good luck Helen on behalf of all the bailiffs

  2. sam says:

    Good luck Helen for the future and thanks for all your hard work from a regular river Lugar angler.

  3. bob brown says:

    All the best Helen i am sure you will love your new job i know Stuart and the team will have hard job trying to replace you

  4. Ronnie bunting says:

    Good luck your a great lass who deserves to do well

    • Stuart Brabbs says:

      Totally agree with you, Ronnie and all the other wellwishers. She will do just fine. I’ll pass your comment on to Helen. Thanks

  5. Helen says:

    Just seen all of your messages, thanks everybody!