It’s been a difficult year financially or the Trust with funding extremely difficult to secure in the current financial climate. This morning we received a call from Scottish Power informing us that they are going to support our Loch Doon Project that is designed to research and then help solve some of the problems associated with the very poor salmon numbers reaching the loch. Currently less than 10 salmon per season make it into the loch to spawn.

Much more information will be released in the new Year on what this project is about but for the meantime, it was a very welcome Christmas present for the staff!

Carrick Linn is nomally a high and impressive waterfall that may prevent migration upstreeam when the loch is lower. Today the falls although still impressive, were only  around 4 - 5 feet high. I don't think I've ever seen the lock as full.

Carrick Linn is nomally a high and impressive waterfall that may prevent migration upstreeam when the loch is lower. 

Further good news from the Doon is that 3 fencing project have now been completed. We will be planting a few trees in these areas over winter and continue with more fencing in the new Year.

On the left of the photo, the lush marginal vegetation has developed since 2012 when the fencing was erected.

On the left of the photo, the lush marginal vegetation has developed since 2012 when the fencing was erected. New Fences are being erected throughout the catchment funded by the Board. This is all good news for the river and fish.

Finally, but not necessarily the last post for the year, the staff at the Trust wish all our supporters and regular readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! The office is now closed and will remain so until the 5th January 2015. Anyone needing to contact the Trust urgently may leave a message on this blog or on our Facebook page where they will be picked up quickly. Alternatively, if you have my mobile number, just call.christmas-card

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4 Responses to Good News

  1. tam mcdonald says:

    just an email address get stick for it,lol.enjoyed reading youre face book pages throught the year its been very interesting hope you keep up the good work in 2015.wishing everybody at the trust a merry christmas and a prosporous new year.

    • Stuart Brabbs says:

      Thanks Tam. We appreciate your support and are looking forwards to what is shaping up to be a very bust first half of 2015. Watch this space.

  2. William Stafford says:

    Stuart
    On behalf of the trustees and myself can I thank the staff and yourself for your hard work and support during the year. There is little doubt that the trust is making a difference and this is appreciated by all concerned.
    WS