Nethermills counter is installed and operational

Posted · Add Comment

We are pleased to report that the Nethermills counter has been installed in the upper fish pass at Dampark, Ayr. This counter will allow Scottish Government and Ayrshire Rivers Trust to count and video salmon and trout entering  and leaving the river via the fish pass. Once the system has been operated for a few […]

Nethermills Hydro is Operational

Posted · Add Comment

Nethermills Hydro Scheme opened earlier this month and after testing the turbine over the last few weeks, they are now producing green energy. Robin Wilson from the DSFB and Stuart Brabbs from Ayrshire Rivers Trust provided comments and input through ought the consultation stages and since the scheme received the green light, ART has had […]

Greenock Culvert receives long awaited baffles

Posted · Add Comment

After years of deliberation, there are now baffles installed in the Greenock Culvert under the B743 near Muirkirk. This culvert was a difficult obstacle for salmon and trout as water flumed through it and access was only possible during a very short window of opportunity on a rising and falling water. Ayrshire Rivers Trust  negotiated […]

Severe Pollution on the River Ayr

Posted · Add Comment

By now, there are pictures circulating on social media re a serious pollution incident on the River Ayr at Catrine. Ayrshire Rivers Trust were quickly made aware of the problem  and were in attendance within 15 minutes of hearing of the developing situation. We can’t state any more than the Board have been kept informed […]

Nethermills Hydro Update

Posted · Add Comment

Contractors faced difficulties when they entered the river to start excavating a pool below where the Archimedes Screw turbine with sit. They has installed a temporary dam made of tonne bags filled with stone however, it soon became obvious that the depths would not allow them to carry on working while keeping the lower fish […]