With Ian's permission, we have a couple more photos of Bradley to share. Gillian and Bradley are both doing fine and will be home very soon. I can hardly wait to see them both. You're a star Gillian b[...]
I make no apologies for another post following the Woody Debris/ green engineering theme and there will more to follow as work progresses on the Culroy Burn later this summer.
Last year Kilkerran E[...]
Muir and I attended a 2 day workshop in Argyll organised by Argyll Fisheries Trust, funded by Ibis and delivered (in part) by the Wild Trout Trust to examine the benefits and see the improvements of i[...]
The upgrade at Dean Ford is virtually complete and should again open to traffic very shortly. This is a huge improvement over the ford and will allow salmon and trout to move up and downstream in virt[...]
Max Stobbs called today to inform me that he thought he's spotted a water vole at Belston. It appears he's seen it a few time in front of the cabin which made me suspect it may be a rat so I asked him[...]
Following up on the previous years control of non native invasive species, ART managed to secure a limited amount of funding to allow us to control Giant hogweed in Ayrshire. With the plants not growi[...]
I came across this video clip on YouTube and couldn't help but see the similarities of this approach to what we do in Ayrshire and other Trusts across Sc[...]
Finally water levels are approaching the required depth to allow us to effectively net the reservoir before it is full drained down. Levels are dropping by 700mm per day and our target level could be [...]
I'm just back from the ASFB/RAFTS conference (which was excellent) with a copy of the latest annual review. This publication gives the catch data from Board rivers (and the Irvine and Garnock) around [...]
On Monday and Tuesday, the staff attended the CIRB conference in Stranraer accompanied by our Chairman and vice Chair. The event was organised to share lessons learned over the course of the 4 years t[...]
Japanese Knotweed tenders are still available as EU procurement rules state that we must have a minimum of three submissions for each contract.
We now have a submission deadline of Tuesday the 2nd [...]
I had a quick look at the Chapelton Burn in the Doon catchment today when passing. I think this is the first time in a long while that the water clarity has been as good as it was today. The burn is h[...]
Our Japanese Knotweed tenders have now been verified and are available to download below. We have arranged the Pre-Tender meeting to take place on Tuesday 12th August 2014. This will be in at ART off[...]
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