North Lanarkshire Council

Conditions Of Contract
NEC Option B

20 months

Contract Value


Funded through the Water Environment Fund, North Lanarkshire Council and SEPA appointed George Leslie to undertake a project to re-naturalise the Garrel River, create new paths and conserve threatened habitats and species at Dumbreck Local Nature Reserve in Kilsyth.

Initially postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the project is expected to be completed by October 2021.


The main aims of the project are to conserve threatened habitats and species such as invertebrates, water voles and wetland birds; re-naturalise the Garrel River to improve access for fish through two new fish passes and improve and sustain the wetland habitat of the reserve; and improve and encourage access to the site through a network of new and improved paths with features of interests, a bridge across the river and visitor interpretation.

Works were required at two small weirs below the town to allow for the migration of wild fish such as salmon, sea trout and eels upriver to spawning grounds.

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