Trustees and Staff at ART are having a 'brainstorming' day next week to discuss and set the future priorities for the Trust.
Here is an opportunity for our members, readers and followers to make sugg[...]
The date of the next Stinchar DSFB meeting has been announced. This is a meeting open to the public and all those wishing to attend are welcome.
The Clerk to the board has asked that we publish the[...]
With the sun shining, I had a look at a few things on the upper Ayr today. It's been a while since we've been able to use the drone to identify issues or to re examine those we already know about. Hav[...]
We are keeping a close eye on how the willow spiling we installed at Tarholm on the Ayr is developing since we completed this work just under 1 month ago. It is incredible to see how much silt is bein[...]
On Thursday of last week myself and Muir were on the Ayr catchment carrying out electrofishing surveys on three tributaries of the upper Ayr. Our first port of call was the Ponesk, we began above the [...]
We surveyed just one burn today and gave two volunteers an insight into semi quantitative electrofishing survey techniques and purposes. Both Jim and Heather have given the Trust their commitment to r[...]
We commenced the Irvine timed survey last week (on 14th August) unsure what was happening with water levels. When we left the office last Monday morning, it was pouring and heavy rain had been forecas[...]
A year on from when we found a large claw and 1 3/4 years since we caught the only other living crayfish trapped in Ayrshire, last week, another specimen turned up on the same watercourse just about [...]
I am pleased to announce that we have been awarded £8000 by Tesco's Bags of Help Fund to support Invasive Weeds control on the Girvan and Stinchar in 2017.
Through this project each catchment will [...]
Please note new voting dates below.
With funding from Tesco, ART will be working with volunteers on the River Stinchar and Water of Girvan to control Himalayan balsam, Japanese knotweed, skunk cabb[...]