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Events

West Lothian Ageing Well Walkers

West Lothian Ageing Well Walkers

I have been fortunate enough to join up with the West Lothian Ageing Well Walking Group – Craigshill branch. I was warmly welcomed by the group on a previous walk at Howden where I talked about the rock ramp we created there. I decided I could crash another of their...

Cyanotypes – Painting with Light

Cyanotypes – Painting with Light

The new interpretative artworks which will be installed at the three new fish pass sites along the Almond are beginning to take shape. Artists Annie Lord and Morvern Odling began the second stage of their collaborative works with local community members, continuing...

Final explorer walk – River Almond

Final explorer walk – River Almond

The sun shone down on us for the last in our series of Explorer Walks. Artists Morvern Odling and Annie Lord led the group through a series of creative exercises. The autumnal hues in the landscape provided a rich source of inspiration and reminded us that the whole...

Official West Lothian Opening of Howden Rock Ramp

Official West Lothian Opening of Howden Rock Ramp

September 17th, 2019, marked the official West Lothian Council opening of the Howden Rock Ramp. This was commemorated with an array of speeches, ribbon cutting and most importantly cake. The invited guests included council members, SEPA, Forth Rivers Trust staff,...

Volunteer Electrofishing

Volunteer Electrofishing

Volunteer My Electrofishing Experience by Elspeth Smith  I was able to get into the electrofishing course through the Trust which was certified by the Scottish Fisheries Co-ordination Centre (SFCC).  This was a two-day course which the first day was on theory where I...

As part of this project we are keen to build up a picture of how people engage with their local river and what their perceptions are of it. To do this we have created a short, online survey which we hope you can spare a few minutes to complete.