Our Team

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Paul Hopper -
Senior Biologist


Paul is delighted to join the OHFT as Senior Biologist. Paul’s grandfather introduced him to fishing at a young age and grew up on the banks of the South Tyne so naturally became a passionate salmon angler. Paul studied fisheries management through Inverness College and has held many fisheries roles, including several years in the aquaculture industry then as a river bailiff/habitat officer for the Dee District Salmon Fishery Board and also a couple of seasons as a ghillie - one of which was at Amhuinnsuidhe Castle Estate. More recently Paul returned to academic studies and completed a BSc Honours degree through the Open University.

Contact Paul: biologist@ohft.org.uk

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Donnie Maciver - Angling Promotion Officer

Donnie is from Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis. He was educated at the Nicolson Institute and then went on to successfully complete a 3 year City & Guilds Engineering (Plant Fitter) course at Lews Castle College. Donnie was employed for 24 years at Sportsworld (formerly the Sports Shop) where he managed the angling & outdoor clothing section before joining the Fisheries Trust in July 2005. Donnie is a keen angler with an unrivalled knowledge of the salmon, sea trout and brown trout Fisheries of the Outer Hebrides, and is a member of several freshwater angling clubs.

Contact Donnie: donnie@ohft.org.uk

Carolyn Mackinnon - Administration Officer


Carolyn joined the Trust in April 2016 as the admin and fundraising officer. She has lived in Stornoway her entire life and attended the Nicolson Institute and Lews Castle College. Carolyn has worked in other administrative roles as well as closely with the public in customer service for 10 years. Throughout her time with the Trust, Carolyn has refined and expanded her role while seeing her abilities grow, leading her to take on other financial aspects and responsibilities involved with the day to day running of the Trust. 

Contact Carolyn: admin@ohft.org.uk

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