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.