A New Era Begins for the River Dee Trust as Sandy Bremner Appointed Chairman

December 18, 2019

The River Dee Trust has appointed ex- BBC journalist Sandy Bremner as its new Chairman. Sandy is an award-winning journalist. He was the BBC’s Managing Editor for the North East and Northern Isles and has worked for media freedom in some of the world’s trouble spots.

Since his retirement, he has continued his efforts to free jailed journalists in repressive regimes and has lectured at several universities. Sandy is a life-long angler who has taken a keen interest in marine and freshwater policy and has advised conservation organisations including Fisheries Management Scotland.

“I feel incredibly honoured to have been appointed to this role. The Trust is dedicated to conserving salmon and seatrout stocks in a vast ecosystem with an international reputation. The River Dee and its wildlife have a special place in the hearts of people around the world, but they face several challenges.

“Our Atlantic salmon have never been under greater threat, and the need for urgent action has never been more pressing. I am looking forward to building on the amazing work of the Trust, along with national organisations, to meet the challenges. We really can make a difference and we’ll be announcing some significant initiatives in the new year.

“I would like to pay tribute to the outstanding leadership of Richard Gledson and his dedicated directors, staff and volunteers. Richard leaves a lasting legacy as outgoing Chairman of both the River Dee Trust and District Salmon Fishery Board, with projects which have won national recognition.”

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