Looking downstream on the River Cree
Looking upstream on the River Bladnoch
Felling of commercial forestry in Galloway Forest Park
Looking upstream on the River Luce
North American Signal Crayfish
The sandy beach at Loch Grannoch
Belted Galloway Cattle, or 'Belties'
Fly fishing on the River Cree
A small upland burn
The High Cree, looking towards Cairnsmore of Fleet
A small waterfall on the Buchan Burn
A salmon from the Kirkcudbrightshire Dee
Dog owners have been warned to stay away from Monreith Beach after locals spotted Palm Oil deposits. The oil seen here on the beach as boulder-size chunks is not dangerous to humans but can be to dogs.
When washed up it has a smell of diesel which is attractive to dogs and bird life. They then lick or nibble the chunk leaving them writhing in agony. Reports suggest oil becomes glue-like, gets lodged in the animal's body and leads to difficulty breathing.
A high toxin count is also said to have damaging effects on their health and leads to vomiting and diarrhoea.
Unfortunately, one dog has died from its contact with palm oil by Southerness. Click here for news article.
A council spokesman has urged anyone who comes across the palm oil to report it to the SEPA pollution hotline on 0800 807060.
[Article by Stranraer and Wigtownshire Feee Press]