Britain's rarest freshwater fish flourishing in southern Scotland

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Britain's rarest freshwater fish - vendace - is thriving since being introduced to a loch in the south of Scotland.

Numbers of vendace are said to be 'significant' in Loch Skeen near Moffat, according to the National Trust for Scotland.

The species dates back to the Ice Age and was introduced to the loch in the 1990's using stock from Cumbria.

Loch Skeen near Moffat Credit: ITV Border