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...
Explorer walk two – Howden Rock Ramp

Explorer walk two – Howden Rock Ramp

On a drizzly October day a group gathered for the second Explorer Walk on the River Almond.Artists Morvern Odling and Annie Lord led the session with Jack from Forth Rivers Trustproviding his knowledge and enthusiasm about the recently completed Howden Rock Ramp.The...
There’s always some sewage

There’s always some sewage

I knew from my training that pollution from sewage works happens, mainly as a result of our combined sewer systems in Scotland, where all water, whether from a toilet, a road drain or the garage roof, heads to the wastewater treatment works. When you think about the...
First Explorer walk along the Almond

First Explorer walk along the Almond

The Kirkton fish pass is a dramatic site. A glassy, sheet of amber water which tumbles into a frothing, bubbling mass of water. Cut into the weir is the larinier fish pass, a piece of engineering which will allow trout and salmon to migrate and travel upstream, plus...
Exploring the Upper Almond

Exploring the Upper Almond

The last half a year has seen the RiverLife team start to move upstream of the river Almond, this was really due to finding a willing and eager audience for events in Whitburn and with the particularly enthusiastic Fraser, who runs Pottishaw Fishery, spurring us on....