Work at Dumbreck Local Nature Reserve has seen the re-naturalisation of 600m of the Garrell Burn with two new fish passes created, improvements to the wetland habitat, new paths created, two bridges replaced and a new one installed, and two boardwalks upgraded. Monitoring by Clyde River Foundation has identified salmon fry upstream from the fish passes […]

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Scottish Water is set to invest up to £100m in technology to monitor its sewage pipes following successful trials. It said that investment in systems including remote sensors is set to improve its service to customers, protect the environment, reduce costs and assist in its journey towards net zero carbon emissions. The systems are designed […]

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The next steps in reforming Scotland’s aquaculture regulatory system have been outlined by the Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon. Speaking at an industry sector conference in Aviemore, Ms Gougeon announced the formation of a consenting task group to make rapid progress on streamlining the aquaculture consenting system. This includes making a change to the marine […]

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Climate change has caused a rapid warming of Scottish lochs and reservoirs, according to new research reported by the BBC, the Independent and Scottish Government. A report by Scotland’s Centre of Expertise for Waters (Crew) found that 97% had seen an increase in temperature between 2015 and 2019. The researchers have warned that the changes […]

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