Tweed Forum has for years been working away at bringing about improvements to the Tweed and its tributaries. It has a broad scope in terms of conserving the natural, built and cultural heritage of the Tweed but the main focus of its work is about enhancing the habitat and status of the headwater streams.
There are over 12,500 km of watercourse in the Tweed catchment and much of it has suffered due to habitat loss, pollution, drainage and overgrazing. These spawning and nursery streams are the production powerhouse of the fishery and the work of the Forum is helping to improve these areas by fencing off riverbanks, planting trees, re-meandering straightened sections and amongst a host of other measures.
Over the coming months we will be posting short reports on some of the work the Forum is doing to conserve and enhance this incredible resource – read more.