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Quarry firm unveils £50k bat cave on the outskirts of Edinburgh

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July 19 2017

Quarry firm unveils £50k bat cave on the outskirts of Edinburgh
Industrial services firm NWH Group has unveiled a £50k bat cave at Middleton Quarry on the outskirts of Edinburgh as part of a long running project to reclaim the site for nature.

Since 2013 areas of the excavated site have been infilled with waste material from the Borders Railway development while safeguarding a local bat population which had set up home in old underground mine workings. This roosting area is now protected by a gabion basket wall built using existing rock from the quarry, designed in partnership with ecological consultants David Dodds Associates.

Mark Williams, managing director at NWH Group, commented: “We are involved in a diverse range of recycling projects and it’s really satisfying to see our team take such an innovative approach, and be instrumental in a conservation initiative that has a really positive impact on our local environment.”

Work will now progress to reinstatement of the lower quarry for which planning permission has already been granted to infill with inert waste.

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