Two projects have been completed by Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) to help wild fish return to rivers in the east of Scotland.

Full weir removals have taken place at Bronie Burn near Ellon and Gateside Mills in Fife allowing fish to pass through.

It comes as some fish, such as Atlantic salmon, begin to make the annual journey from sea back upriver to their breeding grounds. In a changing climate, it is more important than ever that we preserve, manage and improve Scotland’s water environment. It’s fundamental to safeguarding biodiversity, ensuring that our unique aquatic wildlife is protected.

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