Since 2006 Echoes Ecology have been working closely with The National Trust for Scotland (NTS) at many of their sites, including Threave Estate in Dumfries & Galloway. Threave is one of the best places in Scotland for studying bats, and as such is the location where many Echoes Ecology training events have taken place in recent years. As a result of these events, well over 100 delegates from all over the UK, the Republic of Ireland, and as far away as Cyprus and the Middle East have visited the site. Echoes Ecology also provided technical advice/pictures for the NTS Threave Bat Reserve mobile educational trailer and the Threave Bat Reserve leaflet.
From 2010 Echoes Ecology agreed to sponsor bat research at NTS Threave by providing advice, technical support and an annual research grant of up to £1,000, supported by on-site accomodation provided by NTS. To find out more about this please see the article within the NTS Threave Bat Reserve Newsletter.