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Galloway Fisheries Trust

Fisheries House, Station Industrial Estate, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland. DG8 6ND
Telephone: 01671 403011 · Fax: 01671 402248 · Scottish Registered Charity No. SC020751

Looking downstream on the River Cree

Brown Trout

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

Murray's Monument

A small upland burn

A stoneloach

The High Cree, looking towards Cairnsmore of Fleet

A small waterfall on the Buchan Burn

A salmon from the Kirkcudbrightshire Dee

Hailstanes at Harestanes

09 May 2013

Settlement ponds treating runoff from the wind farm access road.

Settlement ponds treating runoff from the wind farm access road.

The Annan DSFB invited Jackie to visit Harestanes Wind Farm in the Forest of Ae. This wind farm is currently under construction and there have been innumerable problems with silt since construction started in earnest towards the end of last year – not helped by the wet weather (including several April shower hailstorms!). Since the Annan DSFB got involved in January this year, huge efforts have been made by the contractor and Scottish Power Renewables to install large scale measures to alleviate the high levels of silt being produced by construction activities from entering on-site watercourses. It is thought that the local stone being used for road construction has been the cause of some of the siltation problems. As we continue to deal with a high number of wind farm applications in our area it was a valuable insight into what could potentially happen during construction, as well as effective mitigation measures which can be incorporated into the design process of these types of developments.


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