ATTEMPTS at a burn restoration project in Renton have been set back by mindless vandalism of newly planted trees.

Loch Lomond Fisheries Trust has been working on the project at the self-titled “DACA Burn”, near Renton, next to National Cycle Network 7.

The burn, and many others like it in the area, support an abundance of fish life such as brown trout and European eel.

According to the Trust, the best chance of giving these fish populations a better chance of survival involves planting trees, providing shade for optimal water temperatures and provide cover from predators, at exposed areas of the burn.