Ann McKillop

Ann is our Countryside Expert, a countryside ranger prior to joining the First Aid Training Co-operative, she is still involved in wildlife surveys and bushcraft. She and has recently taken up sailing on the west Coast of Scotland and has even moved house to be nearer her boat!

Weil’s Disease and Leptospirosis – What you need to know

What are Leptospirosis and Weil’s Disease? Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection contracted from leptospires that exist in the urine of mammals such as rats, cattle, sheep and dogs. Rats are considered the main agent of infection as they urinate as they run, marking their territories as they go. The leptospires from the urine can then…

Risks to Pregnant Women During Lambing Season

This blog describes risks to pregnant women during lambing season, what to watch out for and how to avoid the hazards. When is Lambing Season? Around Easter time – Little lambs appear in the fields and families are out enjoying a range of easter events on farms or farm parks. Whilst we’re all out enjoying…

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