An intern with the Galloway Fisheries Trust (GFT) has now landed a another position with the organisation.

Dan Pollard has completed his six-month post, which was funded by the Galloway Glens and the Holywood Trust, and will now be staying on for another six months as an assistant fisheries biologist. Over the past six months, Dan has worked on a range of trust projects including electrofishing and restoration work at the Black Water of Dee.

He’s also taken part in a number of training courses, varying from quad-bike operator to an introduction to erosion management, run by the River Restoration Centre.

Dan said: “I would just like to say I have had the best time over the past six months, I have learned so much, got to work with some amazing people and have received lots of useful training, some of which, I have already been regularly putting into practice and I am sure I will continue to do so in the future.