Crofters are being asked to take part in an academic study focussing on how people and organisations can successfully work together to manage geese…
Chris Pollard is a second year PhD student at the University of Stirling researching goose management across Scotland. Having spent time in Orkney last summer talking to those involved with and impacted by increasing goose numbers, he will be continuing his research in Uist during August.
He explained: “Part of my data collection includes speaking to as many crofters across the islands as possible about the uncertainties surrounding goose management techniques.
“As such, I am aiming to get in touch with crofters who could spend up to thirty minutes with me, either individually or in small groups. Anyone willing to get involved should get in touch via an email on firstname.lastname@example.org or call or text me on 07899976667.”
Chris is funded through the National Environment Research Council. More details about his wider work can be found at www.stir.ac.uk/natural-sciences/staff-directory/postgraduates/chrispollard.