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Events

Tatty bye

Tatty bye

It's difficult to summarise three years at the Forth Rivers Trust in a single blog post, especially when it's the Friday afternoon of your last week and the lure of a cold, frothy pint of ale at the neighbouring pub is unusually persistent. So, I have compiled a wee...

Tidy your Burn on Burns day – Armadale

Tidy your Burn on Burns day – Armadale

I was privileged to be involved at the beginning of a new community drive to tidy up their local area. The main motivator on the scene in Armadale was a very inspiring local lad by the name of Finlay. He was compelled to start the group from his experiences litter...

What’s in the local burn?

What’s in the local burn?

The project has been mooching about some of the Almond's wee burns of late.  Burn's day (25th Jan) fell on a Saturday this year and so we thought it was the ideal opportunity to pay homage to some lesser loved burns. Two of our young community leader, Aimee-leigh and...

LCB fish pass installation

LCB fish pass installation

The concrete bridge apron under the A71 on the Harwood water, Polbeth, was highlighted as a barrier to fish migration after looking into mitigating the larger barrier about 500m upstream – Limefield falls.   A low-cost baffle (LCB) fish pass was deemed the best option...

Willow Spiling with Friends of Polkemmet Country Park

Willow Spiling with Friends of Polkemmet Country Park

The Friends of Polkemmet group have been carrying out small maintenance tasks within the park to improve the appearance of the park.  We applied for a River Life Project Package grant to deliver a willow spiling project along the river embankment. Willow Spiling is a...

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.