About Us

The Trust is governed by a Board of 12 Directors and a Company Secretary representing a wide range of interests and professions, including anglers, land managers, legal professionals and tourism.

GFT Directors (updated October 2023):

 Mr R J Bellamy (Vice-chair)

 Mr J M Davidson

 Mr M O Davies (Chair)

 Mr W G N Gourlay

 Mr J M Haley

 Mr M G R Hannay

 Mr J P H Ingall

 Mr M Laurie

 Mrs M A H Nicholson

 Mr C Morton

 Earl of Stair

 Lord Vaux of Harrowden

 Mr W G Marshall

G Moore (Company Secretary)


The Trust employees have a range of skills to ensure we can effectively deliver our objectives. Additional field surveyors are employed to help during most summers. Trust staff and Directors sit on various boards and steering groups to assist in delivering our aims and objectives including the Scottish Fisheries Co-ordination Centre, Fisheries Management Scotland, Local Advisory Group, South Scotland Conservancy Regional Stakeholder Group and the Wild Salmon Strategy Implementation Plan Delivery Group.

GFT is a Fair Work Employer. 

Latest News

Annan Riparian Restoration Network

GFT has been successful in securing funding from the FIRNS scheme to develop a large-scale habitat restoration project for the River Annan catchment.

Improving fish passage and river flow below Tongland Dam

SEPA have been undertaking a review of the current CAR license which the Galloway Hydro Scheme operates under.

Kirkcowan Fishing Competition

On Saturday 26th August we held our annual Kirkcowan Fishing Competition. 35 adults and 12 juniors entered the competition this year, providing a fund of £211 that is put back into the event via prizes and a buffet.