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Electrifying Event at Wilton Lodge

Wilton Park Lodge in Hawick will kick-off its 2016 nature programme with a special Electro-fishing and spring hatch event on Saturday April 23rd. The Park, which is currently undergoing a £3.64 million Heritage Lottery Fund supported re-generation project, is home to a section of the River Teviot and also the Wilton Burn. This year Trout and Teviot has been selected as the theme for the Park’s nature events.

Adults and children are invited to attend from 2-4pm on April 23rd and enjoy an Electro-fishing demonstration in the Wilton Burn hosted by the Tweed Foundation.

Gordon Webber, Wilton Park Lodge Park Regeneration Project Events Manager said: “Electro-fishing is a fascinating scientific survey method used to sample fish populations to determine abundance, density, and species composition. The Tweed Foundation will use this technique to give our visitors an amazing opportunity to discover what is in the water this year.”

Kenny Gait from the Tweed Foundation added: “We are excited that the trout and the Teviot River are the focus for the Park’s nature programme and look forward to seeing what has hatched in Wilton Burn and discovering what the fish are feeding on this year.”

In addition to the Electro-fishing demonstration, visitors will also have the opportunity to explore Hawick Museum also located in Wilton Lodge Park.

Our Chief Executive, Ewan Jackson said: “Hawick Museum is just one of the many cultural facilities that are now in our care. It is home to beautiful and fascinating artifacts and artworks linked to the town and also features nature displays and insights into domestic life in bygone eras. Combining a visit to the Museum with a chance to explore the park and enjoy the electro-fishing demonstration could make for a highly enjoyable afternoon out.”