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Tweet Wednesday 21st November 2018

Tick Tracking and Reporting Project

By Rita Ribeiro, PhD student, Scotland’s Rural College and Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, and Dr Harriet Auty, Veterinary Epidemiologist, Scotland’s Rural College.

"I’d like to send a huge ‘thank you’ to the orienteering community for your help this summer and autumn submitting tick data to us, for your help at the orienteering events and for the positive feedback. The Tick Project really appreciates your help, contributions and effort on data reporting.

The project has now paused for the winter, effective 1st November, and will return at full-strength on the 1st March 2019. We know there are ticks out there in winter too, but we are focusing our research on the main tick season. We hope to count on your help next year too!

Meanwhile, over the winter, we will be uploading preliminary project results to our main website so please do check in for updates. If you have any questions, comments, or feedback, please contact me at

Happy orienteering and I hope to see you (and your tick data) in spring 2019!"