In 2001 the community council action group decided to try using barley straw to reduce the blooms. The general guidance was adapted to build six rafts (Lochframes -
We are very grateful to J.Cochran Ltd of Banchory Farm for the kind donation of barley straw on each occasion.
The method has proved successful with few blooms occurring and failing within days. The water is often completely clear.
From 2012 it has become necessary to repair a few of the barley straw rafts, just through wear and tear. The jetty has also needed some treatment in replacing the original screws with more robust stainless screws and allowing more movement in the boards. I feel that the manufacturers of these recycled plastic boards did not appreciate the amount of movement that would occur.
We also made a nesting platform for the swans in 2012 but this was destroyed by ferocious weather. We are looking in 2014 to try with a more robust design.
See the Craigencalt Trust website for all the details.
Kinghorn Loch Users Group is a working group of CRCT and the following bodies are invited to participate:
It works to represent the interests of all users of the loch and surrounding areas.
Marilyn Edwards (01592 891330)
Minutes of meetings are available on the CRCT website.
Who are we?
The launching area (jetty) at the lochside was completed in October 2007 and it looks great. “Plaswood” (recycled polythene) decking was used for launching areas, and lawns and seats for people to sit and relax. Fife Council has installed life-
The jetty was opened at our Come & Try day in October 2007
The great success of our first Come & Try Day in October 2007 has led to it being made an annual event -
Youngsters (at 80 year old) trying canoeing for the first time.
CRCT is dedicated to everyone working together for the betterment of the area. It represents residents, visitors, walkers, cyclists, horse-
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