Brian Shaw: Biologist
Brian joined the Spey Foundation as Biologist in Jan 2012 following seven years as Senior Biologist with Ayrshire Rivers Trust. Graduated from Stirling University where he studied Biology before gaining twenty years’ experience in the aquaculture industry. Born in Grantown on Spey in 1963 Brian has had a lifelong interest in the River Spey.
Brian has a wide ranging remit across the Spey catchment but key priorities are understanding the factors affecting fish populations, monitoring and reporting, river and riparian habitat management biosecurity and invasives species control.
Steve Burns: Foundation Assistant
Steve has been with the Spey for 23 years, the first 11 as a bailiff followed by 12 as assistant biologist. His main responsibilities are electrofishing, smolt traps, scale reading and reporting, data processing as well as any other projects that the Foundation is involved with. Before starting with the Spey Steve served for 10 years with the armed forces.