About Us

The River Forth Fisheries Trust was formed in 2009 and is operated as a Registered Charity (SC040311).  The aim of the Trust is to advance the study of and research into Salmon and other fish species within the Forth District.  The Trust’s work plays a vital part in informing the Forth District Salmon Fishery Board of developments within the districts rivers and helps determine the Board’s approach to fishery management.

Working closely alongside, although independently from, the Forth District Salmon Fishery BoardThe Trust will address the growing number of local issues facing both migratory and non-migratory species and collaborate in national programmes.


(Chairman) Fen Howieson

Ally Dickson

Dennis Toon

Mike Baillie-Hamilton

Jamie Muir

Angus Watson



Alison Baker (Catchment Manager)

Jo Girvan (Trust Biologist)

Jonathan Louis (Development Officer)

Sylvian Barry (Fishery Officer)

Tommy McDermott (Ecologist/Morphologist) (Consultant)

Amy Fergusson (Invasive Species Officer)

Vacant  (RiverLife: Almond & Avon Project Coordinator)

Lorna Oldershaw (RiverLife: Almond & Avon Volunteer Coordinator)

Vacant (RiverLife: Almond & Avon Community Engagement Officer)

Scott Robertson (RiverLife: Capital Projects Manager (Consultant) 

Amelia Heath (Office and Finance Manager)

The Trust is involved in a wide range of fishery activities including electro-fishing surveys, fish counter operation, catch data analysis, evidence based management and habitat management.



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With thanks to Falkirk Council and West Lothian Council for their additional support.