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
This summer further limestone gravel is to be added to the High Cree as part of our liming research project (see link here). The project is being funded by GFT, LEADER and SEPA. Lessons have been learnt from the work completed to date and exactly where the gravel is added has a strong influence on whether it forms useful spawning beds suitable for salmon to use. To assist with this year’s site selection and to assess the success of the previous limestone addition, Professor Newson (of River Catchment Services), an expert geo-morphologist, spent two days on the High Cree with Jamie. Malcolm was positive about the work completed to date and advised on techniques and locations for further gravel addition. We are presently looking at the logistics of getting limestone to the recommended sites and securing landowners permissions. It is hoped that the work can start in August.