Lower Sixth Geographers brave the icy Almond!

The Lower Sixth Geographers spent a morning collecting data from the River Almond.

This was part of an ongoing project to see if the intersection of the River Almond with the Highland Boundary Fault, at nearby Buchanty has an impact of the rate of erosion and therefore the morphology of the river downstream.

34 pupils accompanied by Mr Smith, Dr Gibson, Mrs Armitage and Miss Pounder, braved the cold water at two different sites to collect measurements on width, depth and wetted perimeter. An enormous amount of data was collected which will form the basis of their AS fieldwork this year. An unexpected treat was to have the trip coincide with the Salmon leaping at Buchanty Spout.