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The board currently consist of but is not limited to the following members:

  • Dr Marc Stutter, The James Hutton Institute
  • Gavin Clark, SNH
  • Peter Wright, SEPA (Diffuse Pollution team)
  • Professor Samuel Martin, Aberdeen University
  • Professor Colin Adams, Glasgow University
  • Dr Andy Walker, Consultant (previously FRS)
  • Dylan Roberts, The Game and Wild Conservation Trust
  • Gareth Pedley, Wild Trout Trust
  • Craig Macadam, Buglife
  • Dr Colin Bull, Atlantic Salmon Trust & Stirling University

The remit of the Scientific Advisory Board is as follows:

  • Provide Trust managers with expert scientific advice on any matter brought to the Board’s attention by management or others
  • When required act as an advocate for the Trust and its scientific and conservation objectives
  • Lend credibility and legitimacy, when appropriate to the Trust’s decision making and planning
  • Validate the Trust’s approach to scientific informed conservation and management
  • Provide scientific input and advice on the drafting of the next Deveron Fisheries Management Plan
  • To help Trust Management develop stronger links and partnerships with other organisations including Universities, Government organisations, NGOs and Private Companies

Honorary Life President

Honorary Membership Secretary


James Cruickshank OBE  (Chairman)

  • Ruairidh Cooper  (Vice-Chairman)
  • Frank Henderson
  • Robert Shields
  • David Borthwick
  • Andrew Allwood

Trust Accounts

Deveron Angling Code For Salmon & Trout 2024

Your Board remains extremely concerned over fragile levels of fish stocks in the river and in particular spring salmon and sea trout. Please see Angling Code below:


Deveron River