• 1999: Higher National Certificate in Habitat Surveying for Nature Conservation, with merits in Habitat surveying, National Vegetation Classification surveying, Management planning for nature conservation and Plant identification.

  • 1988: Mountain Leader (Summer) Award.

  • 1987: M Sc Ecology - University of North Wales.

  • 1984: B Sc Honours Zoology - University of Aberdeen.

  • Clean driving licence held since 1979.