The Clyde River Foundation is a Scottish charity (SC029602) and company limited by guarantee (SC196438) dedicated to research and education throughout the River Clyde catchment.
The Clyde is a great example of a 'recovering river'. It is a river where salmon were once extinct due to pollution and man-made structural changes. It now boasts a recovering salmon population but much work is still to be done to ensure the future of the 'Mighty Clyde'.
The Clyde River Foundation seeks to improve fish populations and their habitats and to increase engagement of local communities with their rivers. We aim to achieve this via a combination of long-term monitoring, a sustained investment in education and through community-driven initiatives such as the Clyde Riverfly Monitoring Partnership. By caring for the Clyde we can maximise the health of our rivers for everyone.
The Clyde catchment
The River Clyde, at 170 km, is the third longest river in Scotland. The catchment has a surface area of 3,200 km2 (of which 26.3 km2 is freshwater lochs and reservoirs), and a total river length of 4,244 km. We work across the catchment in eight Council areas (East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow City, Inverclyde, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire) and these are home to 33.8% of Scotland’s human population.