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
During the early hours of the 3rd January Colin Burnie and Paul Stryjewski (Scottish Power employees) were cleaning the screens at one of Galloway Hydro screens on the upper Kirkcudbrightshire Dee when they discovered a large dead Rainbow trout amongst the debris. It was not weighed but was estimated to weigh well over 20 lbs. Although not a native fish species for the Dee, it is an impressive fish! This screen is at the lower end of Kendoon Loch and is upstream of where migratory fish can access to now. It is very unusual for Rainbow trout to ever spawn in Scotland, so it will have been stocked into a nearby fishery. The fish was noted as having good quality fins suggesting it has not been in a fish farm for a number of years but it could obviously look after itself as it was in good condition. It was not clear how the fish died.