News and events News UK's largest rock ramp created on the River Almond The UK's largest rock ramp has been completed on the River Almond. It's part of a project called RiverLife which is an ambitious programme of works undertaking a range of catchment wide improvements along the rivers Almond and Avon. By engaging with communities and restoring the natural heritage of the Almond and Avon, the project reconnects wildlife and communities with their local rivers. The Howden Rock Ramp is one of eight capital works taking place on the River Almond to help fish species return to the upper reaches of the river for the first time in 200 years. The director of Forth Rivers Trust Alison Baker, Leader of West Lothian Council Lawrence Fitzpatrick and SEPA representative Francis Hayes all attended the official opening.