A pioneering project on the River Nith in the Scottish Borders is hoping its findings will help solve the wild salmon crisis.

The year-long project investigated how young salmon migrate to the Solway coast as part of conservation efforts, as salmon populations drastically decline worldwide.

It’s feared they could completely disappear from Great Britain’s shores.

Scotland’s rivers are home to 90% of the UK’s salmon population, and the Nith Salmon fishery trust who are behind the project says the River Nith is the perfect place for this research to be carried out.

They say it’s vital to monitor migration patterns to help protect the species.