The Caul

The Caul is an old weir which crosses the River Nith at Dumfries and once diverted water to Dumfries Mill on the western bank (now the Robert Burns Centre). It was constructed c.1705 and, following concern from landowners that salmon would not be able to move upstream, features fish ladders at either end. B-listed in 1987, The Caul provides an impressive sight when the river is in spate.

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