Chairman, Salmon & Trout Conservation Scotland
A Highlander and avid, lifelong fisherman who learned to catch trout and salmon at his father’s knee, Niall is regional chairman of Salmon & Trout Conservation Scotland, for the West Highlands, Inner & South Hebrides. Formerly the Salmon & Trout Association (Scotland), the organisation was founded in 1903 and is the UK’s foremost wild fish conservation body. It is a leading campaigner in moving our valuable aquaculture industry to quality based, total closed containment from the present, polluting, open net system and operates under the same, facts-only, science-led ethos followed by the Scottish Salmon Think-Tank.
Niall is a semi-retired mariner who has worked for the last twenty-five years in marine operations in the offshore oil and gas industry. He has a very substantial knowledge of the geography and natural history of the Highlands & Islands and lives near Fort William with his wife, Sarah, a senior midwife who covers an area as large as his own.