Brock Burn fish rescue

Today the Clyde River Foundation completed a fish rescue on the Brock Burn (East Renfrewshire) as part of a programme of works by Scottish Water. A £120m investment to improve the drinking water network for people in parts of East Renfrewshire and Ayrshire requires the installation of a 13 mile-long water main that will pass through several burns along the route. We have several routine monitoring sites on the Brock Burn but this particular stretch is new to us and we were pleased to see what a good site it is – the contractors seemed to enjoy seeing how many fish came out too! We removed a total of 178 fish (63 brown trout, 17 stone loach, 95 minnows and 3 three-spined stickleback) and safely relocated them outside of the works site. We look forward to working closely with Scottish Water as the work progresses.

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