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
We finally completed the second part of Stranraer Academy’s ‘Fish Project’ on Monday the 22nd April after failing on our first attempt to reach the upper Luce during the heavy snow drifts!
This time the weather was cold and damp but the students were surprisingly jubilant, despite mostly only being clothed in hoodies, jacketless!
In this part of the project, the students had to identify three sites (from a possible six) that they might place their classroom reared Luce salmon alevins back into.
Having narrowed it down to the top of the Cross Water of Luce, the Cross Water at New Luce and the Lady Burn at Glenluce; we undertook a series of measurements at each site to correctly identify the best release site.