The Spey Foundation, like its predecessor the Spey Research Trust, is administered by a Research Committee which was set up under a Deed of Trust in June 1982. The Spey Research Committee meets quarterly to discuss recent findings and agree future objectives.

The constitution of the Research Committee is currently:

  • Peter Graham (Chairman, Peter Graham Associates)
  • Alan Williams (Carron & Laggan)
  • James Carr (Mandatory for Wester Elchies, SFB)
  • Brian Shaw (Biologist, Spey Foundation)
  • Roger Knight (Director, Spey Fishery Board)
  • Dr Catherine Wills (Knockando Estates)
  • Sir Edward Mountain Bt. (Delfur Fishings)
  • Angus Gordon Lennox (Gordon Castle Estate)
  • Dr. Alastair Stephen (Scottish & Southern Energy Fisheries Biologist)
  • Dr Colin Bean (Scottish Natural Heritage)
  • Sandy Smith (Spey Ghillies representative)
  • Jock Royan (Spey Rods and Ghillies)
  • Steve Brand (Spey Rods and Ghillies)

The Spey Foundation’s Work

The Spey Foundation is involved in a wide range of fishery activities including:

  • Electro-Fishing Surveys & Monitoring
  • Scale Reading & Data Collation
  • Fish Counter operation
  • Catch Data Analysis
  • Smolt Trap Operation
  • Habitat Management
  • Education – “Salmon in the Classroom” and general presentations on aquatic wildlife
  • Contracts for other DSFBs and Rivers Trusts – especially the Findhorn, Nairn and Lossie
  • Thermal Discharge Monitoring for Distillers
  • Water Sampling/Monitoring for Wind Farm developments
  • Preparation and Implementation of Fishery Management Plans, including for WindFarm Developments
  • Current Chair of the Scottish Fisheries Coordination Centre
  • Collation and Preparation of samples for the FASMOP Genetic Analysis project
  • Bio-security Planning for Invasive Non-Native Species