Trustees

Giles Curtis (Chairman)

Representing Western Isles District Salmon Fisheries Board (WIDSFB)

Giles Curtis is a member of the Grimersta Syndicate, the seven year chairmanship of which gave him considerable insight into life and work in the Outer Hebrides.  He is passionate about loch fishing for salmon and grilse in the Hebrides and feels that there should be no limits to what is done to protect and enhance the most precious of Hebridean resources, the wild migratory fish.

Giles serves on the Executive Committee of ASFB.

Giles Curtis was originally a civil engineer after graduating from the University of St Andrews and now runs his own business providing serviced offices in locations from Edinburgh to London to Bath.

Mark Macdonald

Representing Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH)

Trustee - Mark MacdonaldMark was born and has lived most of his life on Lewis. He lives on a croft in Point with his wife and children. Mark has worked for Scottish Natural Heritage in Stornoway for 17 years, while spare time is taken up with family, crofting and, if there’s time, fishing.

Oliver Foote

Representing North Uist

Oliver Foote is a self-employed dental technician based on the island of North Uist. Originally from London, he relocated to the Outer Hebrides a decade ago so that he could be closer to the fishing waters that he knew as a visiting angler. Oliver is a committee member of the North Uist Angling Club, a qualified fishing guide and water bailiff. Oliver resides in Grimsay with his wife Katherine, and enjoys fly tying, gardening, wildlife, and cooking.

Fergus Granville

Representing North Uist

Iain M. Maciver

Representing Stornoway Trust Estate

Factor for the Stornoway Trust since 1993, past Chairman of the East Lewis Board, founder member of the Western Isles Fisheries Trust and the Western Isles District Salmon Fisheries Board. Past President of the Scottish Crofters Union and still actively involved in crofting and community development work.

Dickon Green

Representing Lewis

Dickon Green manages the Uig Lodge Fishery and also the Uig Lodge Smokery. Dickon and his wife, Elly, moved up to the island to live here permanently during 2011.

Iain Macdonald

Representing Aquaculture

Iain Macdonald has worked in aquaculture for the last 18 years. Currently responsible for Production Planning at Scottish Salmon Company Ltd. Hobbies include Sea angling from Shore and Boat, walking with his dog, and reading.

Charlie Nicolson

Representing Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Charlie completed his education at Aberdeen College and previously at Knock Primary school and the Nicolson Institute. Charlie is currently the councillor for the Stornoway South area and represents CnES on both the police and fire boards. Charlie is involved in a variety of roles with Stornoway Amenity Trust, Lewis Blythswood, Stornoway High Church, Lewis & Harris Football Association and the Bayhead Youth Group.
Charlie’s main hobbies are freshwater fishing, table tennis and music.

Steve Woodhall

Representing South Harris

steveSteve is a former NCO in the British Army having served operationally with the Scots Guards. A former gamekeeper, Steve has been involved in game, fishery and habitat management for over 25 years. Steve spent a number of years working for the UK’s largest shooting and conservation organisation, BASC, serving on a wide range of management and consultative bodies and delivering advice and training on a broad spectrum of associated activities. Steve has also worked closely with SNH on the development of Best Practice within the deer management sector. Before taking up his current post as Estate Manager at Borve Lodge Estate in January 2014, Steve had worked for three years in Canada leading the redevelopment of all game and habitat management programmes for a sporting club.
Steve is married with three children and when time permits his recreational passions are fishing, deer management and rugby union.

Innes Morrison

Representing North Harris


Innes has worked on North Harris Estate from a young age, employed in many different roles under several different owners. He has now held the position of Estate Manager for Amhuinnsuidhe Castle Estate for a number of years. This has allowed him the opportunity to fulfil his passion in fishing and field sports, and to manage the seven loch systems and create a very successful fishery.

Innes likes to spend his spare time out on the hills and lochs with rod and gun, and to follow the football and attend other organisations in the local community. However, his growing family put pressures on his time and these interests don’t get as much of a look in as they once did!

Richard Davies

Representing Lewis

Richard Davies
Richard Davies grew up in South Wales, fishing the river Towy for seatrout. Upon leaving school, he spent four years at Uig and Hamanavay Estate, initially as a river watcher and then a ghillie, whilst completing his degree in Rural Resource Management at Seale-Hayne Faculty of agriculture, food and land use, then part of Plymouth University. Richard’s Honors thesis, completed under the tutelage of Dr. Bob Morgan, was titled “A preliminary evaluation of catch and release management of seatrout.” Thereafter, he moved to the Fhorsa and Uig Lodge where he remained for seven years, all the while filming for the eventual release of “Atlantic Salmon – A life on the edge” in 2004. Richard also started Wild West Foods, importing and distributing beef jerky. Richard is currently working on a detailed scientific study of Atlantic Salmon, with the help of, amongst others, Anson MacAuslan, Dr. Alan Youngson and professor Eric Verspoor. He is an avid writer, natural history student and photographer/film maker and lives in Crowlista, Uig, with his wife and two youngest children, Daisy and Minnie. He is familiar with most mixed fisheries in the Hebrides and many in the North of Scotland and still catches the odd fish from time to time.