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Second fish pass on the Avon Water is operational

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Millheugh Weir fish pass on the Avon Water just outside Larkhall sprang into action on Thursday 27th October as the temporary coffer dam was removed and the channel filled with water. This is the second of two passes that have … Read the whole article

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First of two Avon Water fish passes is operational

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RAFTS is delighted to announce that the first of the two fish passes (at Ferniegair Weir) on the Avon Water in South Lanarkshire is now fully operational. Site demobilisation has commenced, including removal of the temporary access road from the river channel. … Read the whole article

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Avon Barriers: in-river works almost complete

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The Avon Barriers Project has seen some fantastic progress in the last month, and construction of both fish passes is due to be completed by the end of this week (14th October). The temporary coffer dams constructed to create dry … Read the whole article

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Creamery Weir is no more!!

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RAFTS, in partnership with SEPA’s Water Environment Fund and Galloway Fisheries Trust has project managed the removal of a large, disused weir close to Twynholm in Dumfries and Galloway which was completely impassable to fish. The following photos tell some of the … Read the whole article

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Fish Barrier on Isle of Lewis removed

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RAFTS, in partnership with SEPA’s Water Environment Fund and the Outer Hebrides Fisheries Trust has successfully project managed the removal of a significant barrier to fish migration on the Western side of Lewis. The following photos tell some of the … Read the whole article

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Avon Water Barriers Project Update – installation of fish pass walls

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The Avon Water barriers project works phase has reached an important milestone, as installation of the blocks that form the walls of each fish pass begins. Block walls at Ferniegair weir are moved into position:             … Read the whole article

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Morsgail Barrier Removal – project nears completion

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The Morsgail barrier to fish migration on the Western side of Lewis has now been removed, and final site demobilisation is underway. A photo summary showing before and after views can be seen here.  

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Creamery Weir Removal Project features in ITV Border News

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ITV Border News ran a feature on the Creamery Weir removal project last week. Representatives from RAFTS, Galloway Fisheries Trust and SEPA were all interviewed. The feature can be seen here.

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Creamery Weir removal is go!!

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The Creamery Weir, situated on a tributary of the Tarff Water close to Twynholm in Dumfries and Galloway, is a barrier to fish migration. RAFTS has project managed Feasibility/Optioneering and Design phases, and now we have reached the stage where … Read the whole article

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Outreach Officer – Dee Catchment Partnership

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This post, working for the Dee Catchment Partnership and based on Deeside with the River Dee Trust (RDT), will deliver awareness-raising with the aim of promoting and supporting understanding and responsible use of the river. This 0.8FTE post is expected … Read the whole article

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