Trout at Transition art trail now open!

This morning we opened the Trout at Transition art trail as part of Biggar Little Festival. The art trail is the final installation from our first primary-to-secondary school transition project which involved artist Holly Keasey and the learning community of Biggar High School. We are delighted with how the installation turned out and would love to hear your thoughts. The trail runs along the Biggar Burn between Burnbraes Park and Biggar High School. A copy of trail map can be found here.

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Trout at Transition art trail opening

An art trail consisting of work created during Trout at Transition is to open during Biggar Little Festival on Saturday 17th October.

The trail, which marks the final piece of work from Trout at Transition, will be composed from ceramic tiles that pupils created in Biggar High School’s Art Department with artist Holly Keasey. It will run along the burn between Burnbraes Park and Biggar High School; you can download the trail map here.



Trout at Transition – Phase 3 fieldwork

Almost a year has passed since the P7 pupils from the Biggar High School learning community completed Phase 2 of Trout at Transition. This week we met up with the pupils, now in S1, to embark on Phase 3 of the project. The pupils were divided into three groups, each of which spent a day in the field at different rivers across South Lanarkshire. We selected three rivers that have been impacted in different ways by human activity – the Mouse, the Glengonnar Water and the Camps Water.

We set up seven research stations each day to investigate the characteristics of each river, ranging from fish populations to flow velocity. The data collected is going to be analysed in class, starting next week. Watch this space for results!

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Investigating the Glengonnar Water



Trout at Transition at Biggar Little Festival

We’re delighted to announce that a selection of art work created in Phase 2 of Trout at Transition is now on display in Biggar Library as part of Biggar Little Festival. The festival runs from Thursday 17th to Sunday 27th October (see: We’ve left a comments book at the library reception desk so do let us know what you think!


Pupils at Transition!

The P7 pupils who took part in Phases 1 and 2 of Trout at Transition have now made the transition to S1 in Biggar High School. We hope the move went swimmingly and we are looking forward to developing the themes of the project further in the new year!


Trout at Transition in perfect time for move to High School

It’s now the summer break and almost time for the P7’s who took part in the first phases of Trout at Transition to join Biggar High School. A summary of ‘Phase 2’ of Trout at Transition featured in the Carluke and Lanark Gazette this week – see cutting below. We’re looking forward to continuing the project in the High School this year!


Trout at Transition on the web!

Welcome to the Trout at Transition website! We are delighted with how the project has been progressing since its launch in January 2013 and are looking forward to sharing our experiences and showcasing pupils’ work on the website. The site will be updated as the project unfolds. If you’re taking part in the project and would like to contribute something to be included on the website, then we’d love to hear from you!