Sir Ian Botham helps launch salmon fishing season

CRICKETING legend Sir Ian Botham has joined anglers to celebrate the opening of the salmon fishing season.

He performed a toasting ceremony to mark the opening of the season on the River Teith.

Sir Ian was piped to the river at Callander by The Tulliallan Pipe Band, accompanied by Stirling’s Provost Mike Robbins and local anglers.

A scheme aimed at reducing illegal fishing and other river-associated crime was launched as part of the celebrations.

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