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Danny Renton

I have a journalist background, working for years as a radio documentary maker for BBC Scotland, and other BBC radio networks, but over the last few decades I have been fund-raising, developing, and delivering projects, primarily to do with cultural heritage in Albania where I was Director of the Butrint Foundation. This work stretched to Macedonia where I worked for the OSCE and to Italy at the archaeological site of Herculaneum.

However, I have always been drawn back to the sea and particularly to the west coast of Scotland where for generations my family have had a home on the Island of Tiree. I was brought up fishing, lobster-potting and sailing, and after taking a MSc in Climate Change in 2011, I decided to refocus my work on the environment. I’m now based on the Craignish peninsula in Argyll, where I have a boat and a bothy, and where I set up to work with communities on practical marine habitat restoration. I can’t think of a more rewarding life…

They have been a guest on the following episodes:

Seawilding is a Scottish Charity actively working to restore degraded inshore marine habitats. Our primary project, funded by the National Lottery, is to restore the native oyster beds once widespread at Loch Craignish, Argyll. By doing this, we will improve water quality and enhance biodiversity and address the degradation of the loch caused by scallop dredging, fish farm activity and anchoring and effluent from recreational boating. This is an exciting, pioneering community-led project involving many volunteers, school pupils, the Ardfern Yacht Centre, and academic institutions.

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