FIVE angling associations in the Scottish Borders have donated more than £7,000 in cash plus equipment to help support the Tweed Foundation’s fishery research and education work.

The donations from Coldstream and Peebles Trout Fishing Associations and Kelso, Hawick and Whiteadder Angling Associations will help to fund a special Tweed Foundation trout tagging project as well as a study on combating rising water temperatures in the river network caused by climate change.

The cash and equipment will also support the Tweed Foundation’s TweedStart programe, an educational initiative that aims to develop young anglers and encourage children to take an interest in the ecology of the River Tweed.

READ MORE: Borders Telegraph