A MULTI-MILLION pound investment in Galashiels’ water supply will help boost the salmon and trout figures in the Borders, it’s claimed.

For the first time ever the Stantling Craig Reservoir, part of the Caddon Water, was drained as part of a project by Scottish Water and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).

The project will assess the ecological status of the Caddon Water, with hopes of raising it from “poor” by allowing migratory fish such as Atlantic Salmon and Sea Trout to use the river channel by returning the river to a more natural state.