The Tweed Foundation




The Tweed Foundation is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland under No. SC366380 which promotes environmental protection and improvement by conserving and enhancing all species of freshwater fish and their environments in the Tweed District. It  advances the understanding of aquatic ecosystems, including economic and social activity and river catchment management including the protection, conservation, rehabilitation and improvement of aquatic environments. The Foundation also encourages the use, conservation and the management of fishery resources in recreational activities.Charity No. SC011055

The Foundation is regarded as being at the forefront in bringing a more professional, scientific approach to salmonid management.  It is engaged in an extensive programme of biological research, monitoring and habitat enhancement with the aim of protecting Tweed’s valuable fish stocks and maximising the river’s natural productivity.

The Foundation’s affairs are regulated by a board of Directors.  Currently, the River Tweed Commission’s Chairman and Treasurer are also automatically Chairman and Treasurer of the Foundation.  Funding of the Tweed Foundation’s activities comes from a variety of sources: a contribution from the R.T.C., membership, donations (from private individuals and other charities, etc.) and through various grants - most notably from the European Union’s Objective 5(b) programme (from 1993-1999), Scottish Natural Heritage, Natural England, the Heritage Lottery Fund and the European Union Leader + Programme and most recently The EU INTERREG IVB  Living North Sea Region Programme.


Douglas J Dobie (Chairman)
J. C (Ian)  Currie
Lord Joicey
Jennifer J. Lovett (Treasurer)
Richard J. Onslow
The Duke of Roxburghe
John P.H. Scott
The Duchesse of Sutherland
W. Allan Virtue
Professor Roger  Wheater
Douglas.H. Younger
Nicholas P. Yonge (Managing)

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