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Summer's here :) The Pass of Killiecrankie is looking stunnning in today's sunshine. Is it summery where you are?Original linkOriginal author: North Perthshire Ranger Service...

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Both Loch Bhac and Lock Kinardochy are fishing well, but please note that only the Grenich access road to Loch Bhac, which is the further west of the two access roads shown on the location map for the water, is available to our anglers just now, and must therefore be used.  ...

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The river continues to drop back in the warm weather but the fishing remains excellent: Steve Watt was on form again with three fish at 9, 9 and 10lbs - all on the fly on Pitlochry bank this morning; and Jim Fisher, who lost three fish yesterday - unlucky, was more...

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The good fishing continues with fish from the Dam and Sawmill beats today: Saul Mackay got things going at the Dam with an 11lber on the fly from Pitlochry bank in the morning; Alun Williams had a good day with a 7lber on the fly followed by a 20lber on the...
Responsible fire lighting??? Please think very carefully before you light fires in the outdoors this summer, choose a location on rocky shingle where the vegetation and wider surroundings cannot be damaged. Remember to leave no trace: make sure that the fire is completely out and remove all evidence of having had...

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With the river at an ideal height and plenty of fish about the good fishing continues: Danny Docherty had an excellent day with two fish this morning at 19 and 14 lbs - both on the fly from Port-na-Craig bank; in the evening Steve Watt had two in quick succession on...

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High water and high winds - not ideal fishing conditions. Still plenty of fish about, though, and despite the conditions two fish were caught: Gordon Hanslip was first off the mark with an 11lb fish early morning on the spinner - and another lost - on Pitlochry bank; and in the...
On the walk back from Ossian’s Cave at The Hermitage, you can now see one of the most perfect looking flowers of early summer. The flowers of the Chickweed Wintergreen are only 1-2cms across but seem to float above the leaves on slender stems really worth hunting out.Original linkOriginal author: North...

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Fishing conditions were close to ideal today and with six caught at the Dam, four at Ruan Ruarie and one at Sawmill it was another outstanding day on PAC waters: Alisdair Ker got things going with a 10lber on the spinner from Port-na-Craig bank this morning - his first ever salmon!...

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Taking into consideration the bleak weather early on in the week the female had been doing a great job at keeping the ever growing chicks warm and sheltered. This, however is often counterproductive to the chicks own intentions of poking their heads out from underneath their mothers protective corral to explore...
The warmer weather will encourage the broadleaved tree leaves to fully open and cast a greater shade on the woodland floor, here at Killiecrankie there’s still time to see the spring flowers, but hurry they will disappear fast now.Original linkOriginal author: North Perthshire Ranger Service...

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Catches have been reasonably good at the Dam this year but what has been missing is a big day when the fish were really "on". Today was different, however, and with eleven landed and least four lost it was an exceptional day: the man on form was Steve Watt (no surprise...

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With heavy rain overnight the river was up and coloured on Tuesday morning - not ideal fishing conditions. It cleared quickly during the day, however, and Les Dargie was able to take advantage in the evening with an 8lber on the fly from Port-na-Craig bank. Les continued his good run today...

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Well, it’s coming up to that time of year again where the spring has arrived, the flowers are blooming and soon the bees will be out by the hundreds. With their characteristic buzz and seemingly bumbling flight they tend to muster up nostalgic feelings of hot summer days gone by. However,...
As spring turns to summer it’s so obvious what an important role trees play in Scotland’s landscapes, this view down the River Tay to Dunkeld we think proves the point. Do trees play an important role where you live?Original linkOriginal author: North Perthshire Ranger Service...

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June got off to a great start on PAC beats today with four fish caught: Matthew Currie had two on the spinner - both 10lbs - from Port-na-Craig bank this morning; Rory McNab followed up with a fish of 12lbs on the fly from Pitlochry bank in the afternoon; while further...
Having spent the last four years as grubs in the soil, the end of May/ beginning of June sees the emergence of the cockchafer beetle, this one was in the office flowerbed. They were nearly eradicated in the middle of the 20th century through extensive use of pesticides and while they...
These small holes in the sandy bank are badger latrines, badgers are very clean animals and dig a series of holes which are covered over when full! The larines are often used to mark their territory too.Original linkOriginal author: North Perthshire Ranger Service...

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Although weatherwise May seemed to have continued where April finished off with cold northerly winds,hail and frosts, catches on Bhac have been encouraging the last few weeks with damsel nymphs and gold heads doing well.Kinardochy has continued to fish well with black flies being the most successful.Weather forecasters are predicting temperatures...

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Fishing conditions were reasonably good today and we ended the week with a "full house" - fish from all PAC beats: Dave Wilson opened his season on Ruan Ruarie with a fish of 7lbs on the spinner (and lost another of about 10lbs) - well done; Ally Gowans caught a fish...

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What a difference a week makes – little over 8 days ago our female was still patiently incubating her clutch of 3 eggs and now she is brooding 3 demanding little chicks. Staff, volunteers and visitors are over the moon with the family’s current progress, but we know there is still...
Here's a bit about how Ossian's Hall, at the Hermitage, has changed over the years......https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/p100x100/10454337_810449205700073_1263760540263558514_n.jpg?oh=57ee50b7e2bbd61aff8a9514cdbe01d4&oe=560A3CBC&__gda__=1443140748_fee40909b924b24b0b2f73fb0bc8ac32The National Trust for Scotland Buildings TeamTHROWBACK THURSDAY!!!! Here is Ossians Hall at the Hermitage from 1869 after being badly damaged. Here it is today including a photograph of the stunning view looking up to the viewing...

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It was blustery and showery today but it didn't stop it being another excellent day at the Dam: Richard Turner was first into action with 7lb fish on the fly from Port-na-Craig bank this morning; Craig Scott followed in the afternoon with a 12lber from Port-na-Craig bank - his first ever...
The Googletrekker camera has been out at the Linn of Tummel, here are a couple of pictures of Simon, our wildlife filming editor with his 20kg load.Original linkOriginal author: North Perthshire Ranger Service...
Looking especially spring like in Dunkeld this week.Original linkOriginal author: North Perthshire Ranger Service...

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Timeline PhotosWe've been carefully monitoring the work and findings from the recent Knapdale Scottish Beaver Trial and the Tayside Beaver Study Group. Following assessment of these projects and other evidence from around the world, we believe that the Eurasian #beaver is native to Scotland and its reintroduction is consistent with the...

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It was a relatively quiet day at the Dam - though the unexpected rise in water this morning may have had something to do with it. As it turned out only one fish was caught - the successful angler was Nolan Wall who landed a 10lb fish on the fly. Still...

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The river dropped back to a good height over the weekend and five on form anglers were in the right place to take advantage: at the Dam Jimmy Ross got things going with a fish of 12 lbs on the fly from Port-na-Craig bank this morning; Neil Tong followed with an...

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After an anxious wait all day, we finally got to see chick number three hatch at approximately 4.53pm – a very welcome sight as it’s been six years since our nest was home to a clutch of three. Despite a gruelling battle chipping away at the shell for hours, this chick...

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After an exciting few days at Lowes it looks like the third egg is hatching. At 9.20 this morning staff at Lowes noticed the female was spending a lot of time watching the final egg and upon further inspection a definite hole was seen with a small beak poking out. Keep glued...

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At approximately 7pm last night, myself and my team were convinced that the smallest of holes could be seen forming in the third egg. However overnight the female did a great job protecting the chicks and egg, preventing any additional glimpses. All morning, the staff and volunteers at Lowes have been...

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Fishing conditions looked close to ideal today and with three fish caught it was an excellent end to the week: Stuart Humphreys opened his Tummel account for the year with a 14lber on Port-na-Craig bank on the fly; in the evening Roger Collins continued his good run with a fish of...

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We are thrilled to report that following another successful hatching this morning, our pair of ospreys now have two hungry mouths to feed. During the earlier hours of this morning, our female again appeared unsettled and was frequently seen listening to the eggs. The nightshift staff had a sneaky suspicion that...
A second osprey egg has hatched this morning at Loch of the Lowes. The exact timing is to be confirmed, but the chick was first spotted by volunteers at 8:15am. The adult female attempted to feed it almost immediately with a fish saved on the nest from yesterday. A full update...
A second osprey egg has hatched this morning at Loch of the Lowes. The exact timing is to be confirmed, but the chick was first spotted by volunteers at 8:15am. The adult female attempted to feed it almost immediately with a fish saved on the nest from yesterday. A full update will...

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It was another good day on PAC waters with fish caught on all beats: Brian Lindsay continued his good run on Ruan Ruarie with two fish at 10 and 12 lbs on a Flying C; Iain McLaren was in the right place in Sawmill this after afternoon and landed two fish...
This nosy badger was investigating our trail camera at the Linn of Tummel :)Original linkOriginal author: North Perthshire Ranger Service...

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Following the initial wave of excitement as we got the first clear view of our newest arrival, I can now share with you the details that preceded this wonderful sight. Volunteers last night reported the female looking slightly restless but there was little in the way of the tell-tale egg hatching...
We are delighted to announce that our first chick has hatched at Loch of the Lowes! Please enjoy the views on our webcam and more news will follow soon! First chick at Loch of the Lowes © Scottish Wildlife Trust   Charlotte, Perthshire Ranger.Original linkOriginal author: charlotteranger...

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A lot of fish were showing at the dam today but with nothing caught at changeover things seemed to following the pattern of the last few days - hard going with the fish not really in the mood. That changed mid afternoon when the fish really switched on: first into action...
Most of the trees are now in leaf, with a lovely mix of greens through the Pass of Killiecrankie :) The oak and ash are just starting to emerge.Original linkOriginal author: North Perthshire Ranger Service...

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Visiting angler Nick Webster celebrated his birthday in style today with two sea-liced fish - at 8 and 10lbs - from Pitlochry bank on the spinner this afternoon - I believe the champagne has been ordered for tonight - well done! Nick is back on Friday and with the river set...

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National Trust for Scotland outdoor conservation groupswww.nts.org.ukNational Trust for Scotland outdoor conservation groupsOriginal linkOriginal author: North Perthshire Ranger Service...

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With all fingers currently being crossed for hatching over the next week or so, here at Lowes we’re hoping for as little drama as possible. However, when it does rear its head it rarely fails to disappoint. On Sunday evening we saw an intruding osprey with a white leg ring circling...
Killiecrankie's red squirrels are enjoying the peanut feeders at the Visitor Centre. Centre assistant Clare caught this great shot from the centre balcony that overlooks the feeders :)Original linkOriginal author: North Perthshire Ranger Service...

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A lot of fish were seen coming into PAC beats this morning and fortunately a few of them were willing to take: Colin Hislop was first into action with a fish of 9lbs on the spinner on Port-na-Craig bank in the morning; Steve Watt had a 10lber on the spinner on...

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Good morning from a bright and very breezy Loch of the Lowes! Just a quick note to apologise for the lack of webcam earlier this morning: it should now be streaming normally. As a visitor said to me earlier,”fingers, toes and two front teeth firmly crossed” that it stays that way! Thank...
Can you identify the location of this month’s mystery photo?Original linkOriginal author: North Perthshire Ranger Service...

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Colin Pugh caught his first ever salmon this morning - a 10lber on the fly from Port-na-Craig bank - congratulations; Neil Tong followed in the afternoon with a 12lb fish on the spinner also from Port-na-Craig bank. Our first Ruan Ruarie salmon, a 6lber, was caught today by Brian Lindsay -...
The latest series of osprey intrusions has had the nesting pair in a bit of a flap this week. The nesting pair has been kept busy defending their realm from these unwelcome visitors, as well as from geese and gulls! Energy and time expended in defending the nest creates a deficit in...
It was almost the perfect start this morning: Ian Willis hooked a +20lb fish first thing on Pitlochry bank but lost it at the net after a 20 minute fight- unlucky. Over on Port-na-Craig bank Mike Smith was more fortunate - landing an 8lb fish on the spinner shortly before changeover....
The Hermitage is looking lovely with the fresh greens of spring. It’s an amazing time to see wildlife, so why not come along to Killiecrankie this weekend where as part of the Cairngorms Nature Festival, we have an event on Saturday ‘Miniature Killiecrankie’ at 2pm and on Sunday at 10.30am a...

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The river didn't dropped less than expected overnight but with fish showing throughout the beat fishing conditions looked good this morning. As it turned out only one fish was caught: Andrew Wright was the successful angler with a fish of 10lb on the spinner early in the afternoon on Port-na-Craig bank....

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The river remains at a good height and it was another productive day on PAC waters with three fish caught: at the Dam Iain McLaren had two - one at 10lbs one the fly from Pitlochry bank in the morning and one at 11lbs on the spinner from Port-na-Craig bank in...
If you're out near the Hermitage please keep an eye out for Mack. Lost since Thursday 2.30pm.Photos of LostDogs-Scotland.org.ukHi - this is Mack a 6 month old cocker spaniel puppy who went missing at the Hermitage car park (Dunkeld) yesterday at 2.30 pm. Please share and help us find him -...
This is the wonderful blossom of the wild cherry or gean (prunus avium), and even better the flowers are followed later on by tasty cherries! The second part of its botanical name ‘avium’ refers to birds, which eat the cherries and disperse the seeds. What’s your favourite spring flower and why?Original...

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The river dropped and cleared overnight and prospects looked good this morning. By lunchtime three fish had been lost and it looked as if it could be one of those frustrating days. Once again it was Steve Watt who saved the day with a 10lb fish from Port-na-Craig on the spinner...
Now is the best time for spring woodland flowers, this is a beautiful common dog violet at The Hermitage. The name is derived supposedly from the fact that it has no scent at all - meaning it was only suitable for dogs.Original linkOriginal author: North Perthshire Ranger Service...

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For those of you who are regular osprey followers and webcam watchers I’m sure you are aware that incubation time here at Lowes is usually peaceful and uneventful – unlike the egg drama that our osprey friends at Loch Garten are currently experiencing! However there is still the occasional moment of...

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The river remains at a good height but it was another day where perseverance was rewarded: after a quiet morning Steve Dora broke the deadlock just after changeover with an 8lb fish from Port-na-Craig bank on the fly - well done. Heavy rain is forecast for tomorrow - this should encourage...
This visitor to the Hermitage has been enjoying our bluebells today.Original linkOriginal author: North Perthshire Ranger Service...

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Over the last few years several Duke of Edinburgh Award students have chosen to do the volunteering part of their award with us at Loch of the Lowes. All three levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold can be done here and we enjoy the company (and make good use of their hard...
As part of the Cairngorms Nature Festival join the rangers on Sunday 17th May at Killiecrankie for our Spring Explorers Safari. Meet at 10.30am at the visitor centre, adults £4, children £2, for a 2 hour explorers walk through the Pass of Killiecrankie. Learn about the wildflowers and trees and find...

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The water level dropped away nicely today but it didn't seem to encourage the fish - it was a relatively quiet day at the Dam although quite a few a few fish were seen in the beat. Ally Gowans did well, though, with a fish of about 8lb on the fly...
The Cairngorms Nature Festival is taking place on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th May at locations across the national park. On Saturday 16th May meet at Killiecrankie Visitor Centre at 2pm for our Miniature Killiecrankie event. Look closely at the plants and flowers; find out who or what is hiding in...

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Sometimes on a walk in the woods you won't actually see a red squirrel, but here, on a fallen tree, is the evidence of a feast! A pine cone, neatly stripped at the bottom, with the debris from the meal left lying about....

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The river was at a good height at the Dam today and fished well: James Dornan was first into action with a 9lb fish from Port-na-Craig bank on a spinner this morning; Steve Watt caught a 9lber from Port-na-Craig in the afternoon - again on the spinner; and this evening Gordon...

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Heavy rain at the Dam today but this didn't put a damper on the fishing: Graham Fyfe was first into action with a 7lb fish on the fly from Port-na-Craig bank this morning; Steve Watt then had an 11lber from Port-na-Craig bank on the spinner in the afternoon; Tom Monaghan followed...
It's been a wet day at the Hermitage today, making it a great time to view the waterfall from Ossian's Hall.Original linkOriginal author: North Perthshire Ranger Service...

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The river went up about a foot over the weekend and it wasn't to the liking of the Dam salmon - nothing caught despite best efforts. Further downstream at Sawmill it was a different story: Martin Timmins did well catching a sea-liced fish of 10lbs and losing another on a Vision...

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This week marks National Hedgehog Week, designed to raise awareness of these beautiful but endangered animals and to inspire us with ideas of how we can help them in our area. The west-European hedgehog Erinaceus europaeus is one of the 17 hedgehog species found around the world and is unmistakable as...
Ranger dog Alba's been checking out the view over the River Braan at the Hermitage. The leaves on the trees are really starting to open up :)Original linkOriginal author: North Perthshire Ranger Service...

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Despite the recent constant changes in the weather conditions here at Lowes, in the last few days life at the eyrie has been quiet. With our first egg of the year laid on the 14th April, we are now approaching the half-way point of its incubation period (5 – 6 weeks)...

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It 's been a relatively quiet week on the Dam so far - five fish caught but all hard won. Today, though, was different - fresh fish were seen throughout the beat and this was reflected in the catches: Gary Waugh was first into action with a 7lb fish early morning...

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Much excitement this morning as we have a Slavonian Grebe on the loch showing well from the observation hide! With our Wildflower Family Fun Day in full swing too why not take the opportunity to pop along and see it for yourself? It will likely be on passage to its more...

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It was a cold start at the Dam this morning - one angler reported iced rod rings first thing! - but fishing conditions looked reasonably good. As it turned out the fish weren't really in the mood and, as ever,  perseverance was the key. Roger Collins stuck to the task and...
This roe deer buck was caught on our trail camera at the Linn of Tummel, scent marking his territory. Scent glands between his antlers will help mark out his boundary when rubbed on trees like this.Original linkOriginal author: North Perthshire Ranger Service...

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A stiff downstream breeze made things tricky at the Dam today. Casting skills were tested to the full and with only a few fish showing over the course of the morning a blank was becoming a real possibility. Shortly before midday Ally Gowans broke the deadlock, however, with a fish of...

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The early season rods that have braved the elements have had mixed results.Bhac rainbows have been uncooperative to say the least with only a few reacting to flies fished deep on sunk lines.Kinardochy brownies,on the other hand,have responded well to spiders and black flies.We have been experiencing sharp frosts,snow flurries and...

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We have been enjoying unseasonable warmth since the eggs were laid, but the skies are once again grey and foreboding of colder winds. The higher peaks of the Grampians have been smothered with a fresh coat of snow, and the ospreys’ full attention is turned to smooth incubation changeovers and efficient...
Here's the view looking over the Pass of Killiecrankie, taken from the summit of Craig Fonvuick, looking over to Ben Vrackie in the east. You can almost spot Killiecrankie Visitor Centre down below the A9 :)Original linkOriginal author: North Perthshire Ranger Service...

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A cold wind on the river today but fishing conditions were reasonably good. Gary Westhead took advantage this morning with a superb 14 lb fish from Port-na-Craig bank on the fly - well done. Despite best efforts this proved to be the only fish of the day. With the river at...

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The weather was distinctly wintry today at the Dam but fishing conditions, in the morning at least, were fairly good. As it turned out two fish were caught: first into action was Steve Watt who continued his good run with a fish of 6lb this morning from Pitlochry bank on the...
The weather held for the Tayside Conservation Volunteers who worked with us at the Linn of Tummel this weekend. Thanks folks for the great work carried out fixing the path revetments and burning the brash :) Interested in volunteering - http://bit.ly/1fvYmBiOriginal linkOriginal author: North Perthshire Ranger Service...

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Gordon Hanslip, Martin Wilson and Steve Watt on Portnacraig bank on 25 AprilThe river went up overnight but was still at a good height this morning and with plenty of fish showing throughout the beat prospects looked good. With a fish lost early on it looked like it could be one...
In the wee pond by the Killiecrankie Visitor Centre this week, were some amazing pond skaters. Their forelegs are short and for grasping prey, the middle and hind legs are long and slender; the hind pair are used as 'rudders', while the middle pair of legs are used to propel themselves...

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It was another frustrating day at the Dam - conditions looked good but the fish weren't in the mood. In the evening, though, Steve Dora struck silver - landing a superb fish of 15lbs on Pitlochry bank on the fly - well done. The river remains at a good height and...

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Bright sunshine and warm today at the Dam - not ideal fishing conditions. With one fish lost early on and nothing caught by mid morning it looked like it was going to be one of those days. Steve Watt had different ideas, though, and swung into action on Pitlochry bank with...

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A beautiful glow has been creeping over Loch of the Lowes this week, as the wildlife acknowledges the arrival of spring with a flurry of activity. The ospreys, already committed to their brood continue to invest their time and energy in protecting the nest and providing for the family. However the...
Male Palmate newts are still busy performing their elaborate courtship dances in the ponds at Killiecrankie, Linn of Tummel and The Hermitage. A good way to try and see them if you have a pond, is by going out at dusk and shining a torch into the water.Original linkOriginal author: North...

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It was warm and sunny today but with good water levels the Dam continues to fish well: first into action was Ben Thompson with a 7lb fish from Port-na-Craig bank on the fly this morning; and soon after Adam Brougham followed up with a fish of 8lbs on Pitlochry bank -...

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It was quiet at the Dam during the day - the water level was good but bright sunshine didn't help - and despite best efforts nothing was caught. In the evening, though, Graeme Stewart was successful - opening his account for the season with a fresh fish of 9lbs from Pitlochry...
This amazing large bee fly has been guarding its territory in the office garden for a couple of weeks now. Looking more like a bee than a fly with its hairy body, the long rigid proboscis is used for drinking nectar and the fly is totally harmless, we are getting quite...

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The river dropped off to a good height over the weekend and with two fish caught at the Dam it was an excellent start to the week: first into action was visiting angler Matti Rautio who landed his first ever Scottish salmon this morning on Port-na-Craig bank on the fly -...

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For those of you who weren’t fortunate enough to be watching the webcam earlier this afternoon, I’m delighted to tell you that we now have a third egg on the osprey nest at Loch of the Lowes. At about 12.35 we noticed that our female had become very restless, laying low in the...
Our mystery picture this month, which river and property is this?Original linkOriginal author: North Perthshire Ranger Service...

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When I arrived at the Dam shortly before midday it was clear that the river was well up on the 7am Sepa reading of 1ft 7ins - and with the sun splitting the sky conditions were less than ideal. Just when it looked like it was going to be one of...

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Conditions looked excellent at the Dam this morning but for the most part the fish played hard to get. One fish was caught, though: Thomas Monaghan was the successful angler with a fish of 8lbs from Pitlochry bank on the fly. Further downstream Iain MacLaren continues to set the pace at...

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More wonderful news at Loch of the Lowes as we announce the arrival of our second osprey egg at 2.36pm this afternoon. Our female made the laying look effortless as she gave us little in the way of warning of the imminent new addition. Thankfully our centre was very busy at...

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The excitement of the first egg being laid on Tuesday evening was palpable as Loch of the Lowes staff and volunteers rushed to watch the live video feed to witness the first minutes of parenthood for our new pairing of ospreys.  Anxious moments followed as we, and thousands of webcam viewers...