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    Garnock Connections

    Connecting people and places within the Landscape



Our Team:



  Simon McGrory, Project Officer:
As Project Officer (Heritage), Simon works with local communities and partner organisations to facilitate the delivery of the cultural heritage projects in the Garnock Connections programme. Simon has a broad range of experience in a variety of heritage roles including academic and commercial archaeology, museum curation, and heritage attraction management. Prior to joining Garnock Connections Simon worked on an historic farm spending part of his time as a 16th Century shepherd.

  David Anderson, Project Officer:
David is responsible for working with partners and local communities to ensure delivery of natural heritage projects within Garnock Connections. David has a background in nature conservation focussing on the management of protected areas through roles with RSPB and Whale and Dolphin Conservation. Most recently, David has been working in landscape-scale conservation, including ambitious wetland habitat creation projects with the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative.


  Mark Litwin, Finance Officer:
Mark is the Finance Officer for Garnock Connections and assists with the financial administration and reporting of the programme. Having previously worked in the hospitality finance, legal, and multinational corporations, he brings a strong, supportive skillset to the team.

Elouise Cartner, Wildlife Recording Assistant:
Elouise is the Wildlife Recording Assistant for Garnock Connections, encouraging all ages to learn more about our incredible wildlife and get actively involved in biodiversity monitoring. With a background in Zoology, Elouise has developed survey skills for a wide variety of taxa and has recently enjoyed specialising in behavioural ecology, eco-evolutionary studies and marine mammal research.  


  Melissa Shaw, Volunteer Engagement Assistant:
Melissa is the volunteer engagement Assistant for Garnock Connections, engaging with local volunteer groups and encouraging everyone to volunteer and engage with their community. Melissa volunteers extensively with several organisations doing a variety of work such as peat damming and wildlife survey work. Previously she has worked with volunteers to run a visitor centre with a wide variety of wildlife including ospreys, red squirrels, and beavers.


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Phone: 07595 655 174
Address: Garnock Connections,
RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve
Largs Road, Lochwinnoch,
Renfrewshire, PA12 4JF



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