The Company


Dalgleish Associates Ltd was established in 1992 as a specialist minerals consultancy, providing planning services for quarrying and mining developments, including design and geotechnical assessment.

The company has evolved over the years into a multidisciplinary planning consultancy.  Our background in minerals provides an excellent foundation for the variety of work we currently undertake. We have been quick to adapt to developing environmental legislation and planning policy, providing advice to clients in relation to legislative compliance and environmental good practice.  Most of our work is within Scotland, although we also undertake work in the rest of the UK and the Isle of Man.

We have an excellent track record in achieving planning permission for complex developments as well as simpler minerals applications. Guiding clients through the planning process, including appeal procedures, we are proud to represent our clients from prospecting for suitable sites through to continuing compliance audits and ultimately site restoration.




Willie Booth – BSc MRICS MIQ

Managing Director, a chartered minerals surveyor with wide ranging knowledge of the minerals industry.  Willie began his carrier in Scotland’s deep coal mines and as a surveyor for British Coal and Scottish Coal.  Willie leads the consultancy with his extensive minerals planning experience and is an RICS registered valuer.




rml-bwRob Latimer – BSc MSc PIEMA MCIEEM

Director, with particular experience in landscape and visual impact assessment and ecology. Rob originally studied zoology, then focusing on EIA gained valuable experience with a number of small consultancies and environmental NGOs as well as through public sector work. Rob supports Willie in day to day management.




Michelle Latimer – BSc CGeol FGS MIQ MIMMM Prof Grad

Michelle started her career as a Geotechnial Engineer for a Site Investigation contractor.  Having joined DAL in 2005, Michelle now leads on geology, geotechnical assessment, quarry design and hydrology.




Ewan McLellan – BSc

A specialist in 3D design and modelling, Ewan undertakes site design and phasing/quarry development plan production as well as site survey and monitoring work. Experienced CAD, Surpac, LSS and GIS technician.




Lisa Thompson – BSc CGeol FGS MIQ EurGeol

Lisa has previously worked as a geologist at surface coal mines and undertaken JORC compliant reserves assessments as part of an international mining consultancy.  Lisa now undertakes geotechnical and hydrological impact assessment, waste management consultancy, and compliance monitoring and audit.




Owen Dickinson – BSc

Owen studied Geological Science at the University of Leeds, graduating in 2007 and has 15 years’ experience in extractive industries, as a Mine and Exploration Geologist and in Project Management, most recently as Deputy Project Manager and Mine Supervisor at Schlumerger’s Duntanlich Mine in Perthshire.  Owen supports Rob and Willie in a planning and environmental role.




Dalgleish Associates is a Limited Company, Registered in Scotland, Company Number SC144068.

Registered Office – 1 Sinclairs Street, Cathedral Square, Dunblane, FK15 0AH

VAT number – GB 204 0036 78