Clyde and Avon Valley Festival 2017: Salmon Homecoming Celebration - Millheugh

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Date:

Saturday 13 May 2017 11:00am until 1:00 pm

Price:
FREE

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For futher information & bookings contact: info@clyderiverfoundation.org


Event's Address:

Millheugh Weir in Larkhall is at the bottom of the MacNeil Street/Millheugh Brae

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

Other Information

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 public transport directions: Millheugh Weir in Larkhall is at the bottom of the MacNeil Street/Millheugh Brae.  Local bus numbers which stop at the top of the hill:250 251 253 254 255.  Larkhall train station is also at the top of the hill in Larkhall and less than a mile walk down to the River Avon.

Parking:  one very small carpark, but street parking is free

Contact Details: For futher information & bookings contact: info@clyderiverfoundation.org / 0141 330 5080

 

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