River Almond Barrier Easement Project – Fair-a-Far Weir, Cramond

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Works to install a larinier fish pass replacing a sub-optimal pass on Fair-a-Far weir at Cramond are underway. This work is part of the RiverLife: Almond & Avon Project, this is the 1st weir on the river impacting on salmonid and other species within the catchment, to be adapted to provide greater opportunity for fish to migrate upstream to spawning grounds. The river, once extensively used to power mills in the eighteenth and nineteenth century, has 8 major redundant in-stream structures which are being improved. The work will benefit Atlantic salmon, sea and brown trout, eels, and lampreys and support the wildlife in the river. The improvements will benefit the local community for recreation use and raise the importance of the local river. Works due to complete in March 2019.

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