FRAW News Updates – July 2019 – December 2019

July 2019 – Second work party clearing entrance at Cramond

August 2019 – FRAW response to CEC Dowies consultation report

September 2019 – Meeting Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP to discuss Dowies Weir

October 2019 – Meeting with CEC with partner local groups to discuss Dowies Mill Weir – CEC agrees to consider alternative to their preferred option Continue reading FRAW News Updates – July 2019 – December 2019

FRAW News November 2019


November 2019

In our last FRAW News we promised to report on progress with the Dowies Mill Weir controversy and the Salvesen Steps replacement saga (now in 7th year and counting).


A meeting was convened on October 30 attended by CEC officials & Councillors, SWECO the consulting engineers, Sustrans and a strong team from FRAW. It had been hoped that a costing would be presented to determine the viability of the project but this will not now be available until a meeting scheduled for the end of November. Continue reading FRAW News November 2019

FRAW News September 2019


September 2019

The period since our last FRAW News has not been without its frustrations. Progress on the two major areas of concern, Dowies Mill Weir and the Salvesen Steps has been disappointing and we summarise below what the current position is to the best of our knowledge.


FRAW, together with the bulk of locally expressed opinion remains staunch in its view that the proposals to demolish the weir are the wrong solution. In a nutshell, we believe, the proposal severely damages a local amenity and environment loved by many. The alternative of Continue reading FRAW News September 2019

FRAW News Updates – January 2019 – June 2019

January 2019 – Meeting organised for local groups to discuss with CEC plans to remove Dowie’s Weir to improve fish passage -a last minute response to a long-term request for information.

January 2019– Dowie’s Exhibition held at Cramond Maltings. Members and local groups asked to attend and comment.

January 2019 – Meeting with Christine Jardine MP to discuss Dowie’s Mill proposal.

February 2019 – FRAW Dowie’s submission sent to CEC stating that to avoid the many problems with the proposed option that no work should be agreed until a better and cheaper alternative to retain the weir was properly investigated. Continue reading FRAW News Updates – January 2019 – June 2019

FRAW News June 2019


June 2019

This is our first Newsletter since our well attended AGM in April – many thanks to all that came along. Many thanks too to all those who have renewed their membership and a welcome to new ones. It would be greatly appreciated if anyone that has not yet renewed would take the time to do so as strong numbers are vital to much that we set out to do.


Coinciding with the ‘going to press’ of this Newsletter came the release of the Council report on the responses to the public consultation earlier this year. This is a stage in the process that Continue reading FRAW News June 2019