The Langholm Moor Demonstration Project was run by a Board of Directors, which included representatives from each of the partner organisations. The chair rotated on a three-yearly basis.

Though the formal project business ended in January 2018, the representatives still meet to ensure the project is analysed and publications are made. This group is currently chaired by Mark Oddy.

Project board

L-R: Susan Davies, Teresa Dent, Mark Oddy, Liz Newton, Duncan Orr-Ewing, in the field during the June 2011 meeting of the project board.

Past Members of the Project Board

Andrew Bachell Scottish Natural Heritage
Roger Burton Scottish Natural Heritage
Rob Cooke Natural England
Susan Davies Scottish Natural Heritage
Teresa Dent Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust
Liz Newton Natural England
Mark Oddy Buccleuch Estates
Duncan Orr-Ewing Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

The project general manager was Graeme Dalby who co-ordinated all aspects of the project.

The projectís fieldwork was carried out by two teams:

A management team consisting of gamekeeping staff was headed by Simon Lester.

A science team of field workers who were responsible for planning and carrying out the bird counts and other wildlife surveys. This was led by David Baines of the GWCT.

The Board was advised on science and moorland management by a Scientific & Technical Advisory Group. The chair of this group also rotated on a three-yearly basis.

STAG June 2008

L-R: Rab Clark, Graeme Dalby, Jeremy Greenwood, Jeremy Wilson, Ian Newton, Mick Crawley, Aly McCluskie, Damian Bubb, Dave Baines, Steve Redpath, Sarah Eno, Nick Sotherton, Robert Kenward, Alex Jameson, Simon Lester, Ian Langford, Mark Oddy.

Members of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Group.

Jeremy Greenwood  
Mick Crawley  
Stephen Redpath  
Robert Kenward (Chairman)  
Alan Edwards  
Alex Jamieson  
Ian Newton  

Staff of the project and representatives or observers from the partner organisations also attended meetings of or made presentations to the Scientific and Technical Advisory Group. These include Des Thompson, Nick Sotherton, David Baines, Jeremy Wilson, Ian Langford and Simon Lester.

A PR group chaired by Stephen Tapper and then Adam Smith produced and cleared non-science publications from internal and external sources about the project, managed the website and supported moorland visits.




Photo: Stephen Tapper