Pollution on the Lugar

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ART staff came across pollution entering the Ayr near the new Academy site at Cumnock this lunchtime. This is one of several incidents they have reported to SEPA from this outfall and so far no one has been able to pinpoint which developer/builders are responsible. While the main river was running clear and  dispersed the […]

Too Much Water

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It has been a disappointing season for anglers so far with virtually no water in the early part of the season followed by too much water since June. August was the wettest month in several years and the river ran high constantly. Of course that doesn’t mean there’s no fish but it does mean that […]

New Proposed Gradings for conservation in 2020 announced.

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The Scottish Government has undertaken an assessment of the conservation status of salmon in inland waters in Scotland announced their proposed gradings for 2020 season. This proposal is out for consultation at present and will be open to all to respond by no later than 19th September 2019. This is your opportunity to make representations […]

Giant Hogweed threatens the Ayr catchment

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Apart from the leachate escaping from the Tarbolton Landfill site, there a new environmental threat and that is that Giant Hogweed will spread from the site to the Water of Fail and to the Ayr at Failford and downstream. The scale of the problems is vast and with SNH and SEPA both unable to help […]