The Culroy Burn has been the focus of much attention in an effort to reduce the sediment entering the Doon and improve spawning success in the burn. There’s always been some difficulty getting landowner support for one stretch in particular but after a very positive meeting this morning with a land agent, I am hopefully that we will soon be able make some improvements with the support of the Doon Board and the landowners.
The area in question contributes tonnes of sediment to the burn as a direct result of cattle poaching and sheep grazing. Multiple issues in a relatively short stretch of the burn may soon be resolved and we are keen to take this forwards at the earliest opportunity possible. Fingers crossed, we can reach agreements with the landowners shortly and ART have started preparing proposals for both landowner and Doon Board. Historic structures such as a weir and collapsed bridge also impact the watercourse and these may be removed too.