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None too lowly ...
We are particularly
experienced in the
techniques of hand-rearing
new born mammals, and
hatchling & fledgling birds.
Although we cannot always
accommodate some wildlife
casualties due to practical
space or time constraints,
we have always prioritized
in favour of neonates and
We are however only a small, self-funded facility, and so can comfortably accommodate
on any long-term basis, only woodland/riparian/farmland birds and small mammals;
however, that has already tended to cover many of the resident species that
we encounter here daily.
The long-term maintenance of Scotland's biodiversity & the global conservation of wild
species are wider aims which we support in essence, but our prime concern here and
now remains the provision of shelter & assistance for those individual wild creatures
that might benefit from our experience, our time and our care.
Consequently, that requires from us a pragmatic, non-sentimental, yet
compassionate responsibility for our local environment, together with a total
commitment to each living thing that shares it with us.
Here, we are concerned with simply trying to live in close harmony with nature,
and not in unnecessary conflict with it.
So we never discriminate against any creature in need, just because it may be
of a meantime common, non-endangered species, or one belonging to what
some may presently label as a 'pest species'.
ive decades of experience in wildlife rescue & rehabilitation has taught us that the
transitory energy we recognize as 'life' is intrinsically the same (and so for us seems
logically deserving of equal respect), no matter how humble the body that happens to
be wrapped around it.