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  Annan - LoveToKnow 1911
ANNAN, a royal, municipal and police burgh of Dumfriesshire, Scotland, on the Annan, nearly 2 m.
Annan is a wellbuilt town, red sandstone being the material mainly used.
The river Annan is crossed by a stone bridge of three arches dating from 1824, and by a railway bridge.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Annan   (283 words)

 Annan Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
Annan lies on the east side of the River Annan a mile or so north of where it flows into the Solway Firth.
Travel south along the River Annan from the Annan Bridge and you come to the original reason for the town's development, the wharves along the river's eastern shore.
Crossing the river nearby is the railway bridge carrying the main railway line to Dumfries and Kilmarnock.
www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk /annan/annan/index.html   (579 words)

 Annan, Dumfries and Galloway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The royal burgh of Annan stands on the River Annan nearly 2 miles from its mouth, 15 miles from Dumfries, in the region of Dumfries and Galloway on the Solway Firth in the south of Scotland.
Annan is a well-built town, red sandstone being the material mainly used.
Annan Bridge, a stone bridge of three arches, built between 1824 and 1827, carries road traffic over the River Annan.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Annan,_Dumfries_and_Galloway   (486 words)

 River levels water height Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Fish do not normally take well on a rising river, they may take well during the first few inches of a rising water whilst it is still clear but usually as soon as the water starts to colour they will stop biting and will remain difficult until the river level stablises.
Scottish river levels at the under noted locations of particular interest to anglers are obtained from SEPA, the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency and these show show the change in river level over the last two to three days.
An increase in river level is normally associated with rainfall in the catchments, however certain sites are subject to artificial control by, for instance, hydro power stations that may artificially influence the level of the river (see the Glass at Kerrow Wood).
www.flyfish-scotland.com /riverlevels.htm   (510 words)

 RIVER ANNAN REPORT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The river Annan rose to 3.5ft on Thursday, then fell in to 1ft8ins by Saturday but took on a horrible peaty hue, and athough salmon continued to run steadily for the past 3 days, they were reluctant to take and had little inclination to stop for anything.
The river Annan was 2.5ft on Monday morning and rose to 4ft by late afternoon, and a good head of fish went over Newbie Cauld, although none were caught on the rising water.
The river Annan was holding at about 8 inches for the first half of this week and the 5 anglers out at Newbie have had 26 sea trout to 3lb in the first 3 nights.

 Annan Fishery Board Environment Managers report January 2004
The Annan DSFB completed habitat surveys on the Dryfe Water, the Whamphray Water, the Corrie Water, the Duff Kinnel and side burns that enter the mainstem of the river between Moffat and Johnstone Bridge.
The conditions in the Annan are far from ideal for chub but they have successfully colonised much of the river.
The Annan DSFB has been commissioned by the major contractors to carryout pre-works surveys to assess the health of the rivers that could be potentially affected from these developments.
www.annanfisheryboard.co.uk /jan2004.htm   (1977 words)

Annan's location on the first fordable part of the Solway Firth was of great importance both as a route for invading armies and for traders.
Each year the Royal Burgh of Annan celebrates the granting of the charter by Riding the Marches to check that the boundaries are secure.
Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), educated at and taught at Annan Academy, born at Ecclefechan, wrote many works, for example The French Revolution, married Jane who was introduced to him by the noted 1800s preacher Edward Irving whose statue is in the grounds of Annan Old Parish Church.
www.visitscotland.com /library/annantown   (360 words)

 The New York Times > International > Diplomacy: U.S. and U.N. Renew Quarrel Over Iraq
Annan withdrew international staff members from Iraq in October 2003 in the wake of attacks on relief workers and the bombing of the United Nations' Baghdad headquarters, which killed 22 people, including the mission chief, Sergio Vieira de Mello.
Annan's image in American eyes are the allegations of corruption and a cover-up in the scandal-ridden oil-for-food program and the intense anger on Capitol Hill at the refusal of the independent investigation headed by Paul A. Volcker, the former Federal Reserve chairman, to share documents with the various Congressional committees conducting their own inquiries.
Annan's office say they fear a return to the mood of the 1980's when the United States, the organization's single biggest donor, reacted to Congressional displeasure with the United Nations by withholding payments.
www.nytimes.com /2004/11/14/international/14annan.html?ex=1258088400&en=85d6a219d6bf1b85&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland   (812 words)

A firth is very often associated with a large river, where erosion caused by the tidal effects of incoming sea water passing upriver has widened the riverbed to an estuary, such as may be seen in the Firth of Clyde.
Solway Firth (inlet with the rivers Eden, Esk[?] and Nith[?]).
Firth of Tay (estuary of the River Tay).
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/fi/Firth.html   (424 words)

 Global Health Council - Global Health News from around the World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The riparian countries of the Niger River are whipped by climatic disequilibria and population pressures, which affect the level of the river, Mr.
Annan told the summit in Paris of the River Niger Basin Authority (ABN) in a message delivered by his Special Envoy for West Africa, Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah.
Annan encouraged them to synchronize their management of the river for the benefit of all of the riverbank countries.
www.globalhealth.org /news/printview-news.php3?id=4452   (173 words)

 River Annan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The River Annan is a river in southwest Scotland.
From there it flows past the town of Lockerbie, and to the sea in the fishing town of Annan.
It is one of the region's foremost fishing rivers, despite being used for many years by Chapelcross nuclear power station for cooling purposes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/River_Annan   (142 words)

 Salmon Fishing in Scotland
Rivers like the Tay, Spey, Dee and Tweed have a long tradition of being amongst some of the best rivers in the World, however you still need to know when and where to go to maximise your chances.
Rivers in the South West of Scotland, such as the Nith, Annan, Doon and Stinchar.
These are typical spate rivers, which are fed from the rainfall that is so common on the west coast during the summer months.
www.harrison-veitch-fishing.com /en/scotland.shtml   (459 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | Scotland | South of Scotland | Seal Sammy shot as 'last resort'
The animal had become an attraction in the popular walking area and when a licence was obtained to kill it the move sparked public outcry.
River managers said conservation concerns meant they had no choice but to have the seal shot.
Mr Chisholm said that while diminished salmon stocks on the river could not entirely be blamed on the seal it had been an additional pressure.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk_news/scotland/4976170.stm   (485 words)

 River Clyde - Glasgow   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The River Clyde (Cluaidh in Gaelic) is a major river in Scotland.
Flowing past Glasgow Green, the river is artificially straightened and widened through the centre, and is still navigable as far as Finnieston, where the PS Waverley is docked.
Clydebuilt became an industry benchmark of quality, and the river’s shipyards were given contracts for prestigious ocean-going liners as well as warships, including the Mary and the Elizabeth 2 in later years.
glasgow.openguide.co.uk /wiki/River_Clyde   (1046 words)

 Salmon Fishing in Scotland - River Annan
Much of the human detail will have changed but the character of the rivers and lochs, and the trout and salmon in them, will be much the same as they have always been.
Given water, the Annan can have runs of salmon and grilse from June onwards but the later months of September, October and November produce most of the annual salmon catch, which can be in the region of 800 fish.
The Annan is also one of the best sea trout rivers in the south of Scotland, with catches of around 1500 in a good year, although, in common with other Solway rivers, the Annan has seen a worrying decline in sea trout stocks in the last few years.
www.trout-salmon-fishing.com /scotland-river-annan.htm   (362 words)

 New York Daily News - Ideas & Opinions - Editorials: Kofi Annan shows his stripes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It defies reason and humanity to believe Israel determined to launch a lethal attack against the world body, but that was Annan's impulse, one obviously rooted in the animus that informs virtually all he says and does regarding Israel.
Yet Annan is appalled, putting him in the same camp as the top Hezbollah man who admitted he never expected such Israeli fury.
Annan's accusations against Israel are all the more odious because he is the chief of an organization that failed to implement Security Council Resolution 1559, which passed three years ago demanding the disbanding and disarmament of all militias in Lebanon and the control of the Lebanese government over all territory.
www.nydailynews.com /news/ideas_opinions/story/438283p-369293c.html   (730 words)

 Annan Castle Dumfries Dumfriesshire Scotland Scottish
Annan Castle is a 12th century earthwork motte and bailey, built too close to the River Annan, the western half has been eroded away.
Annan Castle is located in the town centre, off High Street in a public park.
There is a car park (Everholm) by the side of the river and castle.
www.castleuk.net /castle_lists_scotland/85/annancastle.htm   (103 words)

 Fishing in Scotland. Fisheries and fishing in the south west including Dumfries and Galloway
Set in the rolling hills of the scottish borders the hotel is ideally placed both for the head waters of the River Annan and St Mary's Loch as well as the Megget.
Two miles of the River Nith and a beat on the River Cairn for Salmon and Sea-trout, as well as a trout-loch and hill-lochs.
We offer accomodation at kinmount court near annan and we have available the famous BARJARG BEAT on the Nith, we leased it for 5 years and are able to offer fishing on this well kept beat.
www.fishing-scotland.net /southwest.htm   (968 words)

 Warmanbie Hotel, Annan, Dumfriesshire - Salmon and Sea-Trout fishing - Fish in Scotland -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It is situated 4 miles from junction 20 on the A74(M), along the B722 towards Annan.
As well as fishing on its own stretch of the River Annan, which runs beside the hotel, Warmanbie is well placed for a variety of outdoor activities, including golf and cycling.
There is free fishing for residents on the hotel's private stretch of the River Annan, less than 100 yards walk away, and only 1.5 miles from the river mouth.
www.fishinscotland.net /warmanb.htm   (647 words)

 Wildlife - plants and animals in Scotland
The River Annan is renowned for its Salmon and Sea Trout, but a further 25 species of fish have been recorded.
The saltmarsh, or merse as it is locally known, at Waterfoot to the south of the town is especially important for wildlife.
A shingle beach extends from the estuary of the River Annan westwards to Powfoot.
www.annan.org.uk /area/wildlife.html   (679 words)

 The Daily Record - NEWS - SAMMY SHOT
A SEAL that had taken up residence in a popular salmon river has been shot dead on the orders of river bosses.
River boss Nick Chisholm stood by the decision to kill the seal, which arrived in the River Annan, Dumfriesshire, last November.
"He was a predatory pressure on the river which has not been experienced for years." Jamie Dyer, from the Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary, said killing the animal was unnecessary.
www.dailyrecord.co.uk /news/tm_objectid=17039036&method=full&siteid=66633&headline=sammy-shot--name_page.html   (468 words)

 uboat.net - Allied Warships - River class Frigates
River class were designed for North Atlantic weather conditions and included the most effective anti-submarine sensors and weapons.
Early River class units were available for the turning point convoy battles of the winter of 1942-43.
River class frigates generally replaced the old Town and V&W class destroyers which had been assigned to ocean escort groups.
uboat.net /allies/warships/class.html?ID=5   (526 words)

 Fly Fishing In The UK and Europe
The River Annan and District Salmon Fisheries Board are are running a fly-fishing competition this spring and are looking for competitors.
The competition will be fished on Saturday the 23rd and Sunday the 24th of March on the River Annan.
Prizes are being donated by local sponsors but the main aim of the weekend is for everyone to enjoy the fishing with the competition as an added incentive.
www.fishandfly.co.uk /annan.html   (290 words)

 Greenpeace says Global Warming Threatens China's Yellow River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The study says that in the past 30 years, 17 percent of glaciers in the region have melted and the rate of melting ice is 10 times faster than it has been in the last 300 years.
She says the degradation to the source of the Yellow River has turned people in the region into "environmental refugees" and if left unchecked it could destroy the Yellow River completely.
The Yellow River is one of China's largest and it provides water for domestic, agricultural and industrial use for thousands of communities within its reach.
www.voanews.com /english/2005-10-10-voa19.cfm   (456 words)

 Fly Fishing Dumfriesshire
Fly fishing on the attractive loch at Kinmmont house near Annan where you will have the opportunity to fly fish for pike during the day and to fish in the evening and into darkness on a delightful steamy beat on the River Annan.
Back on the river Annan and lochs for another session at pike in the day and sea trout in the evening or over to the border Esk if conditions are more favorable.
Perhaps a try for the mullet that cruise the tidal areas of the upper Solway and Annan estuary Followed by Sea trout fishing or a try for the big own trout thats are to be found in the upper areas of the catchment.
www.waderson.com /154--packageDetail.html   (509 words)

 PLACES TO FISH - Information on Fly Fishing in Scotland
One of the best salmon and sea trout rivers in the south of Scotland, the river Annan is a spate river flowing southwards for 35 miles past Moffat, Johnstonebridge and Lockerbie before entering the Solway at Annan.
As a result of pollution control, since the early nineteen eighties salmon and sea trout have been returning to the lower river and the stocks of migratory fish are improving year by year.
The most prominent among the 14 angling clubs and associations on the river are the Strathspey Angling Improvement Association (based in Grantown) and the Abernethy Angling Association (based in Boat of Garten), controlling between them some 13 miles of prime fly fishing on the upper middle river.
www.graysofkilsyth.com /places-to-fish.htm   (1965 words)

 Arrogance on the East River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Annan told the delegates: "Three years ago, when you came here for the Millennium Summit, we had a shared vision of global solidarity and collective security, expressed in the Millennium Declaration.
Annan is on record as favoring the consolidation of all international agencies under the U.N. "Formal institutional arrangements may often lack the scope, speed and informational capacity to keep up with the rapidly changing global agenda," he has said.
Annan wants to end the veto power and the permanent-member status of the Security Council (where we could expect the U.S. to soon be ejected).
newsmax.com /archives/articles/2003/9/23/183413.shtml   (1644 words)

 Historical perspective for Annan, River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The next important tributary is Wamphray Water, soon ter whose confluence the Annan becomes exceedingly meandering, though still bearing southward to within 1 mile of Lochmaben and 2 of Lockerbie, and thereabouts receiving the Kinnel and the Dryfe.
The Annan is 49 miles long, of which the first 5 lie through a mountain glen, with the singular hollow of Annandale's Beef-Stand.
Its basin thence is a valley from 3 to 18 miles wide, which, at no distant geological period, must have lain under the sea, and now with a rich alluvial soil presents a soft and pastoral appearance.
www.geo.ed.ac.uk /scotgaz/features/featurehistory2903.html   (544 words)

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