Green light for Rowardennan research facility –

Green light for Rowardennan research facility Published:  05 July, 2005

WORK has commenced on a £3 million world-class environmental sciences and aquaculture research facility on the banks of Loch Lomond.

The new University of Glasgow Field Station at Rowardennan is being delivered through a partnership between the University, Scottish Enterprise Forth Valley and the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council.

Comprising high specification field research laboratories, experimental aquatic environmental manipulation facilities and overnight accommodation for field researchers, the facility will broaden and improve the area’s research base within the key sector of life sciences. Driven by environmental thinking, the design team were briefed to create a low energy building exceeding current environmental good practice. The new facility will safeguard ten existing jobs at the original field station and create a further 20 high skilled research positions. Professor Michael Turner of the Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences, said: “Environmental issues, both global and local, are rising up everyone’s agenda. This development will enable us to conduct environmental research to match the best in the world. People will come to work here because this will be a facility of the highest quality in a beautiful building – Scotland: science with style.” is published by Special Publications. Special Publications also publish European Fish Trader, Fishing Monthly, Fish Farming Today, Fish Farmer, the Fish Industry Yearbook, the Scottish Seafood Processors Federation Diary, the Fish Farmer Handbook and a range of wallplanners.