The Legacy of Mining

Iron encrusted sediments that are no conducive to egg survival. The Hareshaw joins the Stottencleugh in the top right of this photo and offers some fish spawning opportunities despite its small scale I nipped up to Glenbuck yesterday to check on the trout spawning that takes place in the Stottencleugh Burn; the very source of the River Ayr that flows into Glenbuck Loch. This burn has been severely impacted by historic mine water upwelling from old shafts for years. Trout spawn in the iron oxide covered gravels and their eggs die due to anoxic conditions. We performed egg box trial…

Source: Ayshire River Trust – The Legacy of Mining