9th West Lothian Scout Anglers

9th West Lothian Scout Anglers

To gain their Angler Activity Badge, Scouts need to become familiar with different fishing techniques, necessary safety precautions and rivercraft. Over the past two years, the 9th West Lothian Scouts have been working towards their badge with the help of RiverLife...
2nd West Lothian Scouts Introduction to Angling

2nd West Lothian Scouts Introduction to Angling

Thanks again to Linlithgow Angling Club (LAC) who organised a two-part event this year for the 2nd West Lothian Scouts, funded through RiverLife’s Intro to Angling Programme. The first part of this, a casting lesson with instructors from Scottish Angler’s National...
Aspen in the classroom

Aspen in the classroom

June saw the inaugural ‘Aspen in the classroom’ sessions with four schools in the Almond and Avon catchments – St Mary’s RC Polbeth, Mid Calder Primary, Whitecross Primary and Riverside Primary.  Adding to the great success of ‘Fish in the classroom’ – now an...
9th West Lothian Scouts Fishing Night

9th West Lothian Scouts Fishing Night

On a pleasant Tuesday evening on 11th June, 2 RiverLifers, 2 volunteers from West Lothian Angling club, 2 Scout leaders, 1 Scout parent volunteer and around 20 Scouts met at a trout fishery for any evening of fly fishing and to progress further towards the Scouts’...
Fish in the class (fish out of the class)

Fish in the class (fish out of the class)

The FISH IN THE CLASS project ran over the last 8 weeks, 400+ pupils at 14 schools spread throughout the Forth River catchment have been hatching brown trout eggs and rearing the young fish to the fry stage. The successfully reared trout fry were now ready for release...
West Lothian Litter Pickers grant

West Lothian Litter Pickers grant

The West Lothian Litter Pickers have been awarded an ‘Action on the Ground’ grant which will help them continue with their excellent work.  They said: The West Lothian Litter Pickers will be delighted to have been successful in the Grant application.  We...