- 2 updates
A project to divert the Nith away from a coal mining site to secure fish stocks has been completed after two years.
600 metres of the river have been diverted along a man-made tributary to ensure the vital industry doesn't affect the environment in the region.
Our reporter Fiona McIlwraith went along to find out more.
A project is underway to divert the River Nith away from a coal mining site to prevent damage to the environment.
Fish are being transferred, by hand, to further downstream ahead of the work.
Jim Henderson, the Fishery Director of Nith Fisheries is positive about the move:
"The habitat that the fish are going into is very good, it will obviously take some to establish but stocks of fish are very good here, the river is healthy.
It's got a very good population of fish in here and we're very pleased overall with the environment round about the river course here."