Rebekah Strong

Environment Assistant
0131 653 5400

Following a degree in Zoology at Edinburgh University and an MSc in Marine Resource Development and Protection at Heriot-Watt University, Rebekah pursued a career in ecology and environmental science. Beginning as an ecological consultant working on small local developments in and around Edinburgh, Rebekah moved on to project manage an offshore bird survey, looking into the impact of a large offshore wind farm on seabirds. This led to a role with the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC), focusing on the designation, management and monitoring of marine protected areas. Rebekah joined SLE as Environment Assistant in October 2018. 

If you were a Scottish animal, which would you be and why?
Red squirrel, because I like to be active and I’m most at home in woodlands. 

What do very few people know about you?
I love to bake my own bread. My specialty is sourdough. I will happily eat it all myself when no one is around… 

Which three words best describe your outlook on life?
Never stop learning.

If you could no longer live in Scotland, where would you choose to live and why?
New Zealand, because the landscape is so much like Scotland and the wildlife is so unique and abundant.