THOUSANDS of trees are to be planted along the “vital” River Teith as part of a restoration project to protect famous species including the Atlantic Salmon.

The work – near Lochearnhead – is set to begin this week and is led by the Forth Rivers Trust following the charity securing under £350,000 worth of funding to restore and improve the headwaters of the River Teith catchment.

The River Teith Catchment Project will see several activities delivered to improve the headwaters of the catchment – which is a Special Area of Conservation.