Gillian and I set off early to the Tweed Foundation’s offices at Melrose this morning. We were attending the RAFTS regional meeting at which we discussed many issues including future projects, project funding current work and last but not least, RAFTS response to Andrew Thin’s Wild Fisheries Review.

Although not exciting stuff and not one I want to blog more than a  few lines about, it is essential that ART attend these meetings to help wherever possible to steer the future direction of fishery management not just in Ayrshire but across Scotland too.

What I can say with some certainty after todays meeting is that the Tweed Foundation’s offices are rather well equipped and their clock tower is far more impressive that ours at Gibbs Yard (but at least we have one). In all seriousness though, we will update readers with details of the Wild Fisheries Review as soon as more become available. ART are formulating their own response to the review based on how we see future requirements for Ayrshire’s fish and fisheries.

The splendid Tweed Foundation offices and building.

The splendid Tweed Foundation offices and building.

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