Save The Garry

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Save the Garry

As you drive up the A9 beyond the House of Bruar towards Drumochter Summit have you ever wondered why the river looks so pathetic?

Have you ever wondered why the riverbed comprises nothing but rocks and stones with a trickle of water flowing between puddles?

Or indeed, have you ever realised it is a river?

In fact, this was once a serious river, the River Garry. What you now see is not natural at all!

The River Garry has been destroyed in the quest for power. It was wholly sacrificed for the production of electricity.

But now there is hope.

A recent European Directive means ruined rivers like the Garry should now be improved.

But, all's not plain sailing. Your help is required to do it!

Please read on!

NEWS FLASH!

YOU SHOULD RESPOND TO SEPA'S CONSULTATION DOCUMENT SUPPORTING THE VIEW THAT SOME LOSS OF ELECTRICITY GENERATION HAS TO BE PERMITTED IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE WATER FRAMEWORK DIRECTIVE OBJECTIVES

NEWS See the BBC TV Landward Story

 

Dry River Garry alongside A9 road and railway line

Almost dry River Garry alongside A9 at Dalnacardoch

Viewed from the A9 the emasculated River Garry presents an incongrous spectacle of a little water trickling through stones.

 

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