Tweed Forum produce river guide
RIVER chiefs have produced a guide for everyone involved with the Tweed.
The leaflet has been put together by the Tweed Forum to inform contractors, agencies and managers about procedures for carrying out work around the world-famous river.
Forum chairman Bob Kay explained: "The leaflet will provide a clear set of guidelines for those working in the river and allows considered decisions to take place on any considered work."
The guide has already been circulated to land managers along the Tweed and its tributaries.
Jim Heslop, team leader with the Environment Agency, explained: "It is vital that we work with partners across the Borders to ensure that a holistic approach is taken when looking at any proposed work. There are often implications up, down and across the river which are not always obvious at first glance."
Various groups have collaborated on the leaflet, including Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), Scottish Environment Protection Agency, English Nature and Scottish Borders Council.
Andrew Panter, operational manager for SNH, said: "It is incumbent upon us all to make sure that this unique resource (Tweed] is not compromised through ill-advised or badly-designed works."
The leaflet can be obtained from the Tweed Forum offices at Drygrange Steading.
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