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 July 2023):

Mr R J Bellamy (Vice-chair)
Mr D Bythell
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
Mrs M A H Nicholson
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. 

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