ART adopt an evidence based approach to develop and deliver projects aimed at improving rivers and freshwater habitat. We collaborate with other stakeholders where possible to bring far reaching benefits.

Baffles on the Greenock

Barrier Easements

ART are involved in identifying barriers to fish migration and where possible advising and/or supporting the installment  of barrier easements.

Lugton water green engineering

Bank Restoration

Using a variety of green engineering techniques ART are able to stabilise riverbanks and address erosion.

Measuring trout and salmon fry


ART have a wealth of experience delivering education projects within communities and schools. We also offer opportunities for career development through internships and paid placements.

Giant hogweed control

Invasive Weed Control

Giant hogweed, Japanese knotweed and Himalayan balsam are controlled by ART across Ayrshire.


Since ART were formed, we have delivered many education projects over the years to primary and secondary schools within the local catchments and also engage with environmental undergraduates seeking experience.

Typical projects include:

  • Fish in the classroom
  • Tree planting¬†
  • Invertebrate sampling
  • Education on river ecology
  • Attend open days, careers fairs and education outreach

Teachers are welcome to contact us to discuss particular requirements at any time. 

Education - Primary School Field trip

For information about volunteering and work experience with the trust