Meet the team
Forth Rivers Trust Director
Alison joined the Trust in 2013 and has been Trust Director since January 2015. She has an MSc in Environmental Management together with over 20 years of project management experience. Alison previously worked as the Trust’s Forth Invasive Non-Native Species Programme as Programme Coordinator.
RiverLife: Almond & Avon Manager
Nim joined the Trust in 2018 as part of the RiverLife: Almond & Avon project. She is currently an undergraduate student studying Environmental Management at SRUC. Nim has engaged communities previously through other roles in her working career and she brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the RiverLife team.
Forth Rivers Trust Finance Manager
Amelia has worked for the Trust since 2017 working as the Office and Finance Manager. Amelia has a background in research with over 5 years’ experience in administration and managing busy offices. Amelia supports the RiverLife team in the day to day running of the project carrying out grant claims and more.
RiverLife: Almond & Avon Capital Projects Manager
Scott has an MA(hons) and Dip Arch from Edinburgh University, he is a chartered architect and building engineer and member of several professional bodies. He specialises in construction project management, including feasibility studies, specialist reports, procurement and contract administration. Within the Riverlife project, he will be supporting the team looking after the procurement and appointment of consultants and contractors, engagement with local authorities and other stakeholders.
RiverLife: Almond & Avon Volunteer Coordinator
Amy joined the Trust in 2015 initially working as the invasive species project officer but now works on the RiverLife: Almond & Avon Project coordinating volunteers and running projects. Amy has a BSc in animal biology from Edinburgh Napier University and previously worked for the Nith Fishery Trust.
RiverLife: Almond & Avon Project Officer
Luke joined the trust in March 2017. He has a BSc (Hons) in Horticulture with Plantsmanship from the University of Glasgow in partnership with Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE). Luke is a keen angler. Luke will be assisting the RiverLife team to deliver projects on the ground along with engaging communities with their local rivers.
RiverLife: Almond & Avon Learning and Engagement Contractor
Scot joined the Trust in October 2018 after working for 36 years with a world leading medical device manufacturer. He was the maintenance and reliability lead with responsibilities for health and safety and apprentice mentoring. Scot was introduced to the Trust through his involvement with his local angling association and various volunteering activities. He is keen to see what industry transferable skills can be developed in his new role as RiverLife Project and Education Contractor.
RiverLife: Almond & Avon Project Assistant
David joined the trust in the summer of 2018, after working as a volunteer the previous year. He studied ecology at the University of Stirling, focussing on riparian invasive non-native species for his dissertation. David has been working with the trust science team in delivering its electrofishing surveying commitments to the National and RiverLife projects. In addition, David is eager to communicate science and engage with local communities within the Forth catchment.
Forth Rivers Trust
As RiverLife: Almond & Avon is a project by the Forth Rivers Trust there are many more members of staff who support the work carried out by the core team. Meet the rest of the team!
RiverLife: Almond & Avon Project Officer
Huw has worked with the Trust since early 2020 as a Project Officer for the RiverLife: Almond & Avon project. He uses his experience of community engagement and environmental education to assist with the running of public events, volunteer activities and school programmes. Huw has studied Countryside Management at SRUC, and before joining the Trust has worked in a range of practical roles in Country Parks, Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park and a private estate.