Atlantic salmon mural

By Loch Lomond Fisheries Trust . | November 23 2020

Atlantic salmon mural

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    We are pleased to announce that our International Year of the Salmon mural was completed earlier this year.
    However before you visit, let us provide a little background to the mural. Last year, we secured funding from the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation (NASCO) as part of the ‘International Year of the Salmon’ celebrations. For this we asked the local community to submit mural designs based around Atlantic salmon for a bare wall section next to the River Leven. The winning design was submitted by a group from Dumbarton Area Council on Alcohol and showcased the connection between the community, Atlantic salmon, the River Leven. Three design interpretations were put together by Barry Jenkins (the mural artist) and the group were able to pick which concept they wanted as the finalised mural.
    Work began in early July, where the Bonhill bridge wall was cleaned ahead of Barry starting the paint work. Over the two weeks of work, the mural was met with positive remarks and over 80 people stopped to ask about the mural, take photographs or just appreciate the work.
    While the mural is complete, the work at the bridge is not finished. We plan to install information boards which relate to the mural and educate the public on the different stages of the Atlantic salmon life cycle and our local salmon populations.
    The mural is located underneath the Bonhill Bridge, next to the national cycle route network 7 and river towpath.
    If you live locally we highly recommend a visit as the pictures don’t do it justice, and when you do let us know what you think.
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