River South Esk in-stream restoration

map of Peril Project river bank restoration locations

Glen Clova and Glen Doll
Temporary disruption from 6th July for 4 to 5 weeks

The River South Esk is designated as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) with internationally important populations of freshwater pearl mussel and Atlantic salmon. It is presently assessed as being in ‘unfavourable’ condition by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH). ‘Pearls in Peril’ (PiP), a UK-wide project to safeguard the future of the freshwater pearl mussel, is funding restoration works which have positive effects with regards to restoring natural process and the habitat of freshwater pearl mussels and salmonids.

Works will commence on Monday 6th July for 4 to 5 weeks. There may be some disruption to footpaths and signposts for alternative paths will be in place.

For further information on the above works, or any other aspects of the PiP Project please contact: Dr Lorna Wilkie “Pearls in Peril” LIFE+GB Project Officer (Scotland)

Map of River South Esk in-stream restoration

2 Commercial Street

E: lorna@rafts.org.uk
T: 07825 185178
Twitter: @MoTheMussel