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Set in the North West of Scotland, the area covered by the West Sutherland Fisheries Trust is comprised predominantly of rock and water - giving a pristine environment and outstanding wild salmonid fishing. The West Sutherland Fisheries Trust (WSFT) is a registered charity (SC24426) established in 1996 to maintain and restore native fish populations. The Trust area extends from the Hope in the north to the Garvie in the south and covers all catchments flowing west. The very distinct landscape is made up of some of the oldest rocks in the world and is famous for its geology. At present the environment is relatively unspoilt with few non native invasive species.

 

Latest News

  • Scourie Primary School recently took part in a SISI project, with help from Media Education, to develop a film about American mink. Congratulations to the pupils for producing an amazing and very informative film, which can be viewed here.
  • WSFT have participated in the West Coast Tracking Project. A video of the project has been released and can be viewed here. Full details of the project can be found here.
  • Links to more resources added to the page, this time on alien species. Access all learning resources here.
  • Wellies & Wildlife, now available from the Trust office and a number of local outlets @ £3

 

How can you help?

Have you seen mink in the area? If you do, please let us know where and when.

We are finding increasing amounts of invasive species within our area, if you know of any, be it in your garden or in the wild, please let us know! We are involved in a project to eradicate them before they takes further hold and spreads on to watercourses. 

Mr Clive Halnan has painted 'Gorm Track to Ben Stack'. Available as a print or a card from the Trust or Clive Halnan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), a donation from each sale will go to the Trust.

Help us raise money while you shop. We are now registered with Easyfundraising. Visit www.easyfundraising.org.uk/.. to register, log in and shop! We get a percentage of your shop value but it doesn’t cost you any more. Please support us.

 

WSFT is now registered with the Paypal Giving Fund adding us to the eBay charities list. Please look for us when buying and selling on eBay or add us as your favourite charity as every little helps !

 

Volunteering

Sweep netting for 2021 has now finished. Thanks to all the volunteers who joined us over the year and made for an enjoyable and successful season. The report on this project should be available at the start of 2022.

 

If you would like to join us for 2022 then please let me know. We start in April and I can provide waders if you let me know your size. Come along, help out and have a bit of craic. 

 

All are weather dependent so give us a call or keep an eye on the Website

 

Dates for the Diary

The Trust organises and participates in a number of outreach events to raise awareness of its work in the local area and promote interest in the freshwater environment. 

 

 We are still waiting to hear about potential outreach events for 2022. Hopefully we will see you at stalls around the area but safety comes first in all instances

 

The Highland Field Sports Fair has been cancelled for 2021. We hope to see you there in 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Email : wsft@btconnect.com    Tel : 01971 502259 
Postal Address : WSFT , Gardeners Cottage, Scourie,By Lairg. Sutherland,IV27 4SX.
Charity number : SC024426  Useful Links
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