Fisheries Management Scotland are pleased to see volunteer achievements recognised in this year’s River Champions awards. In particular, we are delighted to see the contributions of George Mackintosh, Falkirk and Robert McConnell, Aberdeenshire recognised for their work on their respective rivers.

George has been a volunteer and the treasurer of Slamannan Angling Protective Association for over 15 years, helping to restore the River Avon in Scotland, as well as helping the River Forth Fisheries Trust engage younger generations through the Fish in the Class project.

Robert volunteers as the Deveron, Bogie and Isla Rivers Charitable Trust’s membership secretary, involving corresponding with members and volunteers. He has been instrumental in the success of the Trust membership, encouraging membership and securing funding over the last 14 years.

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