The conservation charity dedicated to restoring the River Dee to its potential has appointed two new Trustees to help expand its ambitious delivery programme.

After an open recruitment process, the River Dee Trust is welcoming businessman Guy Finlayson, and Mike Cuthbert who is joining the charity after a career in finance.

The Trust’s Chair Sandy Bremner said, “We are absolutely delighted that Guy and Mike are joining our highly dedicated group of Trustees. They share our passion for the river, and our determination to do everything possible to restore the Dee’s salmon stocks and ecosystem. They are already starting to help develop exciting new projects.”

Guy is a local business owner at The Strong Water Co. on Banchory High Street. He has a background in events management, starting the Banchory Beer Festival. Guy brings a wealth of enthusiasm in the curation of new fundraising events and helping to spread the educational work of the Trust.

Mike lives on the Dee at Dinnet and has been a committed conservationist for many years. Following a career in finance, he is keen to help restore salmon stocks and habitat across the river’s catchment. Both men are avid anglers with a keen understanding of what the river’s health means for everyone in the wider community.

The latest announcement follows the appointment of the actor Robson Green, Olympian Dame Katherine Grainger, and the river guide Al Peake as Ambassadors for the River Dee Trust.

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