Month: May 2014

Children’s author Mike Nicholson joins us for Scottish Book Trust writing sessions

Children’s author Mike Nicholson is working with us to deliver his ‘Write a story in 60 minutes’ sessions to three primary schools – Saracen (Glasgow), Braidwood (South Lanarkshire) and All Saints (Inverclyde). The project is supported by the Scottish Book more »

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Celebrating Clyde salmon on World Fish Migration Day

The inaugural World Fish Migration Day took place on Saturday 24th May. We were delighted to participate in this global initiative, the theme of which was ‘connecting rivers, fish and people’. We held ‘Salmon Homecoming’ at the David Livingstone Centre on more »

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CRIMPing in Castlemilk

Pupils from Hollybrook Academy took to CRIMPing last week for an afternoon of outdoor learning. Teachers Graham Munro and John Sharkey brought their class of 16 to the Castlemilk Burn (a tributary of the Cityford Burn) to try out some more »

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1st World Fish Migration Day

Saturday 24th May is the first World Fish Migration Day 2014(WFMD), a global initiative to promote awareness of the importance of migratory fish and healthy, free-flowing rivers. A total of 250 events are taking place worldwide based on the theme ‘connecting rivers, more »

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Riverfly workshop on the White Cart

New monitors from Busby Angling Club, Avon Angling club and the Nuffield Foundation have joined the Clyde Riverfly Monitoring Partnership (CRIMP) following a training workshop on the White Cart. During the practical session, CRIMPers spent time learning how to kick more »

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How healthy is your river?

Paul Knight, Salmon and Trout Association asks the question ‘How healthy is your River?’ in this month’s edition of Trout & Salmon magazine and encourages us as river enthusiasts to set our eyes on the flies. Paul said “Just a more »

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First Blue Winged Olive of the season

Whitelee Windfarm Countryside Rangers Rennie Mason and Maree Morrison may have spotted the first Blue Winged Olive (BWO) mayfly of the season. Rennie and Maree joined CRIMP last month and have begun surveying the burns that run through the Whitelee Windfarm. more »

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CRIMP – Linking citizen science with Curriculum for Excellence

CRIMP’s third workshop was attended by five teachers from Brannock High School, including head teacher Robert Colquhoun. Brannock High has previously been involved in the Clyde River Foundation’s initiative, Clyde in the Classroom. This time they are going to use more »

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