Water

Building a raft

Heritage Loch in East Kilbride

Nick Easterbrook, Rosie, Ronnie and Bruce started this week building a raft to apply Phoslock to the Heritage Loch in East Kilbride. Phoslock is a bentonite based material that absorbs phosphorous thereby preventing it from being available to algae for growth. The work is for...

Ormiston, East Lothian pond work

Ormiston, East Lothian

Beautiful morning in Ormiston, East Lothian where we've been working for the local Countryside Ranger service. We have dug out a pond that was badly silted up and cleared out some of the trees to give better access from the Sustrans cyclepath.   [gallery link="file" captions="hide" columns="6"...

Gifford monk

Gifford Monk

This is a monk – not the fat jolly kind with the funny haircut but the concrete pond outlet kind. It is a very old design for an outlet structure and is so named because the abbeys were the first places to keep fish in...

Rebuilt pools at John Hope Gateway, Edinburgh

John Hope Gateway Pools

The John Hope Gateway pools at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh are filling up. The water in the top pools highlights the outlines and as it travels over the weirs it darkens the granite which gives an unusual and interesting effect. We would like to take the...

Froggy Pond Makeover by Water Gems Edinburgh

Froggy Pond Makeover

Water Gems were delighted to carry out much needed improvements to this popular pond in Dedridge, Livingstone.  Funding was secured by West Lothian Council to improve the pond’s appearance whilst increasing its biodiversity and its value for formal and informal nature study.   The name Froggy...