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The Team

  • Director – Richard Miller, BSc MIFM

Richard has worked on the Deveron since May 2007 and commenced work with the Deveron, Bogie and Isla Rivers Charitable Trust as Biologist and Hatchery Manager. He progressed to Senior Biologist and then to his current position as Director of the Deveron District Salmon Fishery Board and the Deveron, Bogie and Isla Rivers Charitable Trust in 2015. Richard graduated from the University of the Highlands and Islands where he studied Environmental Science and has worked previously for the Galloway Fisheries Trust and Orkney Lobster Hatchery. 

  • River Operations Manager – Marcus Walters, MSc BSc MIFM

Marcus joined the Deveron, Bogie and Isla Rivers Charitable Trust in November 2016 having previously managed the award winning Moray Firth Trout Initiative for 8 years. Marcus graduated from the University of Newcastle in Marine Biology and then completed an MSc at Heriot Watt in Marine Resource Development Protection.

  • Administrator & Clerk – Shona Paxton

Shona joined The Deveron, Bogie and Isla Rivers Charitable Trust as part time administrator in March 2011 and then following the retiral of the Clerk to the River Deveron District Salmon Fishery Board, took over those duties from April 2015. She worked for many years as an accountant with professional firms in Edinburgh and then Luton, prior to returning to Scotland in 2005. Apart from working for the Trust and Board she is involved with their local family retail business.



Honorary Life President
Prof David W Mackay OBE

Honorary Membership Secretary
Robert McConnell


James Cruickshank OBE – Chairman
Malcolm Hay
Frank Henderson
Robert Shields
David Borthwick
Ruairidh Cooper

Trust Accounts

River Deveron Conservation Code 2018

Your Board remains extremely concerned over fragile levels of fish stocks in the river and in particular spring salmon and sea trout.

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