RiverLife: Almond & Avon

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Events

Final explorer walk – River Almond

Final explorer walk – River Almond

The sun shone down on us for the last in our series of Explorer Walks. Artists Morvern Odling and Annie Lord led the group through a series of creative exercises. The autumnal hues in the landscape provided a rich source of inspiration and reminded us that the whole...

Official West Lothian Opening of Howden Rock Ramp

Official West Lothian Opening of Howden Rock Ramp

September 17th, 2019, marked the official West Lothian Council opening of the Howden Rock Ramp. This was commemorated with an array of speeches, ribbon cutting and most importantly cake. The invited guests included council members, SEPA, Forth Rivers Trust staff,...

Volunteer Electrofishing

Volunteer Electrofishing

Volunteer My Electrofishing Experience by Elspeth Smith  I was able to get into the electrofishing course through the Trust which was certified by the Scottish Fisheries Co-ordination Centre (SFCC).  This was a two-day course which the first day was on theory where I...

Explorer walk two – Howden Rock Ramp

Explorer walk two – Howden Rock Ramp

On a drizzly October day a group gathered for the second Explorer Walk on the River Almond.Artists Morvern Odling and Annie Lord led the session with Jack from Forth Rivers Trustproviding his knowledge and enthusiasm about the recently completed Howden Rock Ramp.The...

Unblocktober and RiverRubbish: Raising Awareness

Unblocktober and RiverRubbish: Raising Awareness

Raising awareness of environmental issues is always a difficult balance between action on the ground and effective use of media channels. Lots can be done on the ground, but if too little reflective material and information is disseminated then the impacts of the work...

There’s always some sewage

There’s always some sewage

I knew from my training that pollution from sewage works happens, mainly as a result of our combined sewer systems in Scotland, where all water, whether from a toilet, a road drain or the garage roof, heads to the wastewater treatment works. When you think about the...

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.