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Where’s that weir gone?!?

We’re delighted with the river restoration works so far at the old Breich Pit (old oil shale mine), West Lothian, where Seafield weir was once an impassable fish barrier on the Almond. It’s been a real team effort to remove and re-naturalise the channel, from all the preparatory work to the happy chap in the digger.
Weir removal at reasonable price is a tough effort but very much worth it!
Thanks to the whole team so far:
NatureScot Nature Restoration Fund that has funded these works
NatureScot’s licencing team that worked quickly for our otter licence
Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)’s Water Permitting team for working quickly on the CAR licence
RoyalHasKoningDHV for doing the grunt work on the CAR licence and teaching us a fair amount
Heriot-Watt University for using this as a real life teaching site and supporting our efforts
James Ritchie, our hard working land owner and contractor for this work with his company, SculptorEngineering
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