Saturday’s scheduled opening of the new fish pass on the River Almond at Fair a Far near Cramond has been postponed because of the heavy snowfall.

The River Forth Fisheries Trust that they took the decision after viewing forecasts for the next few days.

Jonathan Louis, the trust’s operations and development manager, said: “With the levels of snowfall which have happened and which are expected over the next few days we feel it would be safer not to run this event.

“We will send out information on the new date once this has been arranged.”

River Forth Fisheries Trust, in conjunction with project partners, The City of Edinburgh Council, had organised a gathering.

Guest speakers were scheduled to tell the audience about the project and there was to be a RiverLife stall, tea/coffee and home baking.

Cramond Angling Club were also due to open the salmon fishing season with a toast to the river and a celebratory cast.

To find out more about RiverLife: Almond & Avon visit www.river-life.org.uk