The weir was originally built in 1790 to provide a new water source for the iron works at Fair-a-Far mill. Despite the construction of a fish pass in 1970s, the weir remained a barrier to fish migration. Completion of a larinier fish pass will enable fish to successfully move upstream and downstream at the site and the weir will no longer serve as a barrier to fish migration. Ultimately, this will result in improvements to the wider biodiversity of the River Almond, bringing benefits for local residents and visitors to the area alike.
Where can I see it?
The new fish pass at Fair a Far can be viewed from the River Almond Walkway in Cramond, near Caddell’s Row car park.
The new fish pass at Fair a Far was constructed between Autumn 2017 and spring 2018 with a formal opening event celebrating the completion in April 2018.