Culroy Burn…Making Improvements

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Yesterday, ART staff accompanied one of their Trustees were back on the Culroy Burn at Sauchrie planting more native hardwood trees within recently fenced buffers. With rain forecast, it was an ideal opportunity to transplant trees growing in ART’s own nursery at Auchincruive, to a permanent location on the Culroy Burn. This burn has been […]

Skeldon Weir

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This week, simple timber baulks have been added to Skeldon Weir to improve fish passage over the dam particularly during low flows when depth may limit some fish in their ability to swim up the face of the obstacle or late in the season as hen fish near spawning and have limited energy left for […]

Doon Fencing

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The River Doon DSFB agreed to fund a considerable percentage of the cost of fencing to improve habitat and hopefully fish populations. In the long term, this should also deliver water quality improvements. The Ayrshire Rivers Trust has been responsible for knocking doors and negotiating agreements and the work. Currently the fencer is at a […]

Loch Doon Project

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ART received some encouraging news from Scottish Power today that it looks as though we may well receive some funding towards our Loch Doon project. Nothing is certain yet but we are certainly in with a shout. We will continue to seek support from other partner organisations such as the Forestry Commission and SEPA who […]

Meikleholm Burn

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We had planned to visit Loch Doon burns again today but plans changed slightly this morning and we decided that time was too limited to do this justice. Instead we headed to the Meikleholm Burn at Patna where we have arranged a contractor to install fencing (part funded by the Doon DSFB) and plant a few […]