Entering the River Almond in Livingston, the Killandean Burn (or Yellow Burn) is one of the river’s main tributaries in West Lothian and is an important tributary for potential spawning habitat. The burn runs through the Killandean Greenway, an area of green space that is popular with local communities and recreational users. The Greenway has a good network of paths, a variety of riparian and terrestrial habitats as well as park infrastructure such as picnic benches and bins.
The Killandean Blue/Green Network project aims to restore the green corridor by improving the river, riparian habitat and access/amenity for the surrounding community. By involving local communities and working with volunteers we hope to engage more people with the Killandean Burn and the green spaces surrounding it.
The project is split into two sections ‘Blue which represents the water habitat and ‘Green’ which represents the riparian habitat and amenity improvements. Examples of volunteer activities that will be taking place within this project include repairing paths and steps, maintaining or replacing benches and installing brash bank protection within the Killandean Burn. Click here for more information on volunteering or check out our events page for upcoming volunteering opportunities.