Project diverts River Nith away from coal mine site

A project is underway to divert 600 metres of the river away from a coal mine site. Fish have been transferred further downstream to protect the fish ahead of the diversion.

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Fish moved downstream ahead of River Nith diversion

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.

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