RiverLife: Almond & Avon

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Events

Getting Out and About

Getting Out and About

This month I’ve been able to leave the wee home office behind here and there, as the staff have been resuming a few of our outdoor activities. So I thought I’d share some pictures of what we’ve been up to in the last few weeks. I’ve been out several times assisting...

Looking for Eels at Fair-a-Far Weir

Looking for Eels at Fair-a-Far Weir

I’ve been spending a lot of time working in the home office recently, as many of our normal outdoor activities are on hold. So, I was very glad to be able to go out this week and meet with my colleague Scot on the Almond in Cramond to check an eel trap at Fair-a-Far...

The Blue Gym

The Blue Gym

Have you heard of Green Gym? I’m sure you have, maybe you don’t know what it refers to, but you’ve likely heard of it -this is because it is well documented – and even prescribed - as a way to improve our lives. It gets people outdoors doing exercises and...

You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone

You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone

It might sound a bit dramatic, after all fishing has only been put on hold during “lockdown”, it hasn't gone!!!! Lockdown has made a lot of people think about what is important in life and re-evaluate things.For me it has just emphasised the benefits you get from a...

Nature Photography and Mental Health

Nature Photography and Mental Health

We’ve been taking submissions for our Resilient Rivers Photography Exhibition throughout May, and seeing as it’s Mental Health Awareness Week I thought I’d take a look at some of the benefits photography (and nature photography in particular) can bring to people’s...

Lockdown on the Lyne

Lockdown on the Lyne

Lockdown has been a period filled with highs and lows.  For many of us it has brought uncertainty, change and interruption to our comfortable and comforting routines.  Interestingly for our project, lockdown has also corresponded with the end of the RiverLife...

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.