It is never a good day when anyone leaves the Trust but today, after over 5 years with us, we had to say goodbye to Gordon Macdermid. Gordon came to us in 2012 as an invasive weeds project officer with CIRB. Since then he adapted to learn many new skills that will stay with him all his life and career. I’m sure he will be the first to admit he’s enjoyed him time with the Trust and all many interesting things he’s been involved with. He’s gained valuable fishery management experience and is awaiting the results of an IFM diploma in Fishery Management that the Trust put him through and I’m sure he will have achieved an excellent pass that will help him in his future career.

Gordon and his skills will still be around in Ayrshire and he has taken a job with Dalreoch Estate on the River Stinchar running the fishing for the Duke of Wellington. If anyone want’s a day’s fishing, then Gordon will make sure you have the best chance of a fish and will look after you well.

He been and will continue to be a friend to all the staff and is respected far and wide amongst Trusts, biologists and anglers alike. We wish him every success with his new position and the staff and Trustees will all miss him. We’ve attached a few photos of Gordon below that reminds us of just how diverse the work and activities we get up to at the Trust are.

Good Luck Gordon and we will see you next week when we complete the electrofishing at Dalreoch.

Struan and Gordon (submerged) during Kayak training this year

Supervising tree planting with primary school children during one of our education projects that Gordon helped to deliver

On the anode electrofishing during a fish rescue in a lade

Wrapped up against the weather and equipped with essential life saving equipment for cold water conditions. Preliminary netting survey at Caaf Reservir in March

Giant Hogweed Control

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