RiverLife: Almond & Avon

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Events

Polkemmet Tree Workshop

Polkemmet Tree Workshop

​The RiverLife team had a fantastic tree inspection workshop with Friends of Polkemmet Country Park on Thursday, 5th September. Our 5 workshop attendees learned some things to look out for in spotting healthy (and unhealthy trees) near and around their local rivers....

Guided Walk Maps

Guided Walk Maps

The RiverLife team have delivered 11 guided activities related to riparian habitat near or along the Almond & Avon rivers.  From foraging to cycling to going on the hunt for otter signs and clues, our programme offers a variety of family friendly activities and...

‘Our’ Falls – mapping workshop at Community Garden

‘Our’ Falls – mapping workshop at Community Garden

What things are you happy to have in your local neighbourhood, and that you would like to thrive in the future? And which things would you like to change? These were questions that we (artists Minty Donald and Nick Millar) asked people attending a workshop on 13 July...

Tortoise and the Hare (Almond Style) Part 2

Tortoise and the Hare (Almond Style) Part 2

If you have read Part 1 you will have realised that the tortoise wasn’t actually a tortoise, it was a terrapin, some might even argue a turtle, but hey I’m no expert! On the day between the stakeout and the capture of the terrapin we were out on an INNS patrol...

Howden Landscape Changes

Howden Landscape Changes

For generations, mills to process materials – such as grain, paper and iron – cropped up along the banks of the river Almond. Each mill required a weir, and whilst they are an ingenious way to slow water, move it through a lade to turn a wheel or fill a mill pond,...

As part of this project we are keen to build up a picture of how people engage with their local river and what their perceptions are of it. To do this we have created a short, online survey which we hope you can spare a few minutes to complete.

Locations

Use the interactive map to find our projects, cameras and events.

Key

Events
Fish barriers
Five Sisters Zoo
Picnic sites
Forestry areas