Extreme E has revealed its plans to support the restoration of the River Nith to ensure the preservation of Atlantic salmon as part of its legacy programme ahead of its highly anticipated Scottish event in May

The sport for purpose championship makes its second appearance in the UK following its Season 1 finale, the Jurassic X Prix, in Dorset. This time Extreme E will take to the former Glenmuckloch opencast coal mine site in Dumfries and Galloway for the Hydro X Prix.

Extreme E’s environmental focus in Scotland will highlight the issues Atlantic Salmon face as a result of rising water temperatures and changing rainfall patterns.

Julia Wall-Clarke, Head of Impact and Communications at Extreme E, said:“This is our first time coming to Scotland, which is super exciting as its on our back doorstep. This allows us to talk about how issues relating to climate change are not just global – they are right here.

“For the Hydro X Prix we are talking about how water plays a huge role in future renewables and heathy conservation. It was pertinent to us to find projects that impactfully tie in. The work here at the River Nith and the initiative to transform the former opencast coal mine where we are racing into a Hydro plant were both a natural fit.”