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Fisheries House, Station Industrial Estate, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland. DG8 6ND
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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

Update on High Cree limestone gravel project

05 August 2013

Malcolm Newson at work during his visit to the Cree

Malcolm Newson at work during his visit to the Cree

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.

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