Salmon Homecoming Celebration - John Hastie Park
Join the Clyde River Foundation as they survey the aquatic wildlife of the River Avon – drop by to meet the inhabitants of your local stretch and find out what lives there. 21 local primary schools have participated in ‘Salmon Homecoming’ this year, an education project celebrating the improved access for migratory fish at two weirs on the river. There will be a live demonstration of electrofishing, fish, aquatic invertebrates and plenty of craft to keep young ones occupied. Wrap up well - wellington boots with good grip would be ideal. Very well behaved dogs might be okay however we don’t want to scare off the wildlife…particularly the fish!
This event is one of four Salmon Homecoming Celebration events, as below:
Saturday 6 May, 11am - 1pm, Smithycroft, Hamilton
Saturday 13 May, 11am - 1pm, Millheugh, Larkhall
Mon 5 June, 5:30 - 7:30pm, Linthaugh Bridge, Stonehouse Park
Thurs 22 June, 5:30 - 7:30, John Hastie Park, Strathaven
Terrain: Uneven ground, muddy, wet, brambles and vegetated in places
Maximum number of participants: 60 at one time would be a maximum, but the event will have a relaxed – drop in for a while feel to it
Age Group: Children and all ages welcome. Recommended ratio 1:5
Driving and Parking Directions: The John Hastie Park is located in the town centre, close to the main village square with shops known as “The Common Green”.
When driving from Hamilton (A723) or East Kilbride (A726), head towards Strathaven town centre. When you reach the town cross (Common Green on the left and Weavers Bar on the right) turn right into the narrow Lethame Road. Pitches are c. 50 yards on the rhs side accessed through iron gates.
When driving from Stonehouse on the A71, drive straight through at first mini-roundabout. After 100 yards turn right (just after Clyde Video on your rhs) into The Common Green and approach the traffic lights at the far side of The Common Green. Go straight ahead into Lethame Road and after c. 50 yards turn right through the iron gates.
When driving from Ayrshire on the A71, after entering Strathaven, turn first left at the first mini-roundabout into Townhead Street. After c. 200 yards you reach the first traffic lights. At these lights (just after the Bucks Head Tavern on your lhs), turn sharp left into Lethame Road. The park is c. 50 yards on the rhs side accessed through iron gates
Parking: There is parking at The Common Green behind Spar, which is a 100 yard walk to the pitches.
Buses: 13, 256, 254