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Clyde: Celebrated Past, Debatable Present, Wide-Open Future

Last Sunday, 17th July, New Glasgow Society hosted ‘Clyde: Celebrated Past, Debatable Present, Wide-Open Future’ as part of the Architecture Fringe 2016. Held in the beautiful West Boathouse at Glasgow Green, this public event comprised talks from representatives of Lost Glasgow and more »

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Welcome to our new MSci student!

A slightly overdue welcome to Paul Fraser who joined the Clyde River Foundation team in June for a placement year as part of his MSci degree in Marine and Freshwater Biology at the University of Glasgow. Paul will gain experience in a range more »

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Clyde Salmon Homecoming Conference – Prof. Neil Metcalfe

In the run-up to our Clyde Salmon Homecoming Conference on Saturday 21st May we’ll be posting a profile for each guest speaker. First up is Professor Neil Metcalfe (Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow): Prof. Neil Metcalfe more »

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Caring for the Clyde – 4th Citizen Science Meeting a success!

The Clyde River Foundation hosted it’s 4th Caring for the Clyde meeting yesterday celebrating three years of Citizen Science in the River Clyde catchment. Over fifty delegates gathered to hear talks from a variety of guest speakers. CRIMP coordinator Lesley Deans, Clyde River Foundation, opened more »

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Vote to bring Flying Fish project to Drumchapel!

Please consider voting for us in the Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund to help us bring our Flying Fish project to children in Drumchapel! Flying Fish is an eco-education project aimed at Primary 6 pupils in communities near Glasgow Airport. To more »

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Caring for the Clyde – 4th Citizen Science Meeting

Come and celebrate 3 years of riverfly monitoring on the River Clyde at our 4th Citizen Science Meeting on Saturday 27th February 2016. Interested in getting involved in citizen science whilst looking after your local river? The Clyde River Foundation has more »

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Scottish Anglers Riverfly Monitoring Initiative (ARMI) meeting outcomes

During the November meeting SEPA pledged continued support for Citizen Science and particularly riverfly monitoring. Some of the main outcomes from the meeting were to make significant progress in setting specific trigger levels for Clyde riverfly monitoring sites in 2016 more »

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Fish kill report

We have received the final report from Marine Scotland’s Fish Health Inspectorate on the fish kill that occurred in the Gryfe and Kelvin catchments throughout August and September. Fish collected from the Gryfe were analysed for disease and a number of pathogens were detected (bacterial, more »

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CRIMP Training – 24th October 2015

Interested in looking after your local river? The Clyde River Foundation will run a ‘CRIMP’ workshop on Saturday 24th October 2015. Twelve places are available to anyone who wishes to learn the standardised methodology for riverfly monitoring and is interested in taking more »

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Clyde invertebrate samples become part of Hunterian collection thanks to paid internship

Aquatic invertebrate samples from the Clyde catchment have become part of the Hunterian Zoology Museum collection thanks to an internship delivered through the Third Sector Internships Scotland (TSIS) programme. In June we were joined by Katie Grimmond – a Zoology more »

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Lots of CRIMPing on the Kelvin

We caught up with two ‘long-standing’ dedicated riverfly monitors Allan Twigg (Friends of the River Kelvin) and Ernest Atlee (Caurnie Angling Club). Both have been sampling on the River Kelvin since early 2013 and we felt it would be a more »

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Fish kill on the River Gryffe

A fish kill was discovered on the River Gryffe in Renfrewshire over the weekend by Alan Beaton of the Bridge of Weir Angling Club (BoWAC) and Sandy Ritchie of Paisley Abercorn Angling Club. Alan took measurements and photographs of eleven dead more »

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Bridge of Weir AC riverfly monitoring

The Bridge of Weir Angling Club are keeping very up to date with their sampling regime. We caught up with them and particularly Peter Rentoul who was trained last year and has since taken over the sampling site on the more »

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Galloway Fisheries Trust join the Riverfly Partnership

Last week on behalf of the Riverfly Partnership, the Clyde River Foundation delivered two training workshops in Newton Stewart and Gatehouse of Fleet. The two training courses which took place on the River Cree and the Water of Fleet have more »

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Scotland to Sargasso

Last week pupils from Lanarkshire became the first in Scotland to release European eels into the wild in a pilot of a new project called Scotland to Sargasso. Based on the Avon Wildlife Trust’s ‘Spawn to be Wild’ project, Scotland to Sargasso more »

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Clyde in the Classroom Competition Winner

We had an amazing response to this year’s Clyde in the Classroom competition, receiving over 600 eco bag design entries in total! The theme ‘Caring for the Clyde’ inspired a whole variety of amazing designs, but we are delighted to more »

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Upper Avon build on CRIMP data record

The Upper Avon Angling Club have been out sampling recently on four of their CRIMP sample sites. All but one of the sites have seen an improvement in the number and variety of fly-life since last year’s samples. It’s really more »

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The fish that never swam: Dead fish spotted during Commonwealth Games flotilla

Following the news of the fish kill that occurred over the weekend of July 19th/20th (http://www.clyderiverfoundation.org/river-clyde-fish-kill-near-glasgow-green/) we have received further reports of dead fish being spotted in the River Clyde by members of the public watching the Commonwealth Games flotilla on more »

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CRIMP in the Classroom

Duncanrig Secondary School, East Kilbride, recently started using CRIMP to cover aspects of the Curriculum for Excellence such as indicator species and pollution. Biology teachers Mrs Matthews and Mrs Meldrum attended training sessions earlier in the year to learn the 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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Welcome to our new interns!

We are currently hosting two interns – Harriet Alvis and Richard Newsome. Harriet, a recent graduate from Swansea University, has been working on a Clyde River Foundation placement looking at invertebrate samples from sites across the catchment and is about more »

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Fish kill on the Clyde

We are awaiting further information on a fish kill that occurred in the River Clyde during the past week. Large numbers of dead salmon have been reported between Blantyre and the Tidal Weir near Glasgow Green. It is understood that more »

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River Clyde Fishery Management Plan – Update

The River Clyde Fishery Management Plan (RCFMP) identified local management priorities for the Clyde catchment as part of a national programme supported by the Scottish Government and coordinated by the Rivers and Fisheries Trusts Scotland (RAFTS). As an update to this more »

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UDN reported from River Spey

Following the diagnosis of UDN on one salmon in the River Spey, this advice has been circulated by the Association of  Salmon Fishery Boards: UDN has been diagnosed by Marine Scotland Science on one salmon in the River Spey. Further more »

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