Archive for the tag 'Glasgow'

Inspiration from the Kelvin (and a Happy New Year!)

Maybe it’s something in the water (or more probably the proximity of Glasgow’s ancient and world-famous School of Art) but the local graffiti on the Kelvin never fails to inspire us. Take the example above, which recently appeared on Alistair Stewart’s Urban Fly Fisher blog… or the ones below, which we found whilst fishing and […]

Urbantrout sidecasts: Monday 19 August

Remembering Peter Lapsley: writer, conservationist, President of the Wandle Piscators and much more Urban fly-fishing in Germany: Tankred Rinder reports from the post-industrial River Rur in Monschau Less heat, more light? An ongoing (currently civilised and seemingly well-informed) discussion of fracking in the UK context Lost urban rivers beneath our feet, and why they’re important […]

Urbantrout sidecasts: London Olympics edition

From the source of the Thames in a green and pleasant land to dark satanic mills, the forging of the Five Rings and the invention of the www that enables blogs like this, Danny Boyle’s awe-inspiring “Isles of Wonder” charts the transformation of Britain by the world’s first Industrial Revolution (But… did someone forget to […]

Urbantrout sidecasts: Wednesday 11 July

Urban flooding: UK government advisers point the finger at celebrity gardeners Double trouble for the Wandle: First red diesel, now cooking oil Revitalising urban rivers: Bella Davies, Angela Gurnell and Dave Webb talk to NERC in South London Trout in the distillery? Paul Gaskell dispenses wise habitat advice in Oban Big brown water on the Kelvin: […]