An Angus environmental project dedicated to restoring and safeguarding native wildlife and habitat has won the UK River Prize 2023.

The UK River Prize, awarded by the River Restoration Centre (RRC), was announced on Wednesday 19 April 2023 at the UK River Prize Awards Dinner, in association with the RRC Annual Network Conference in Birmingham.

The Restoring the Rottal Burn Project has seen a dedicated local partnership working for more than a decade to return the tributary of the River South Esk at Glen Clova back to its natural state and increase its biodiversity potential.

The project has been delivered by partners the River South Esk Catchment Partnership (RSECP) – Esk Rivers & Fisheries Trust, Abertay University and Rottal Estate – with funding from SEPA Water Environment Fund and the design engineers were EnviroCentre.