Meet the team

Alison Baker

Alison Baker

Forth Rivers Trust Director

Alison joined the Trust in 2013 and has been Trust Director since January 2015. She has an MSc in Environmental Management together with over 20 years of project management experience. Alison previously worked as the Trust’s Forth Invasive Non-Native Species Programme as Programme Coordinator.

Nim Kibbler

Nim Kibbler

RiverLife: Almond & Avon Community Engagement Officer

Nim joined the Trust in 2018 as part of the RiverLife: Almond & Avon project. She is currently an undergraduate student studying Environmental Management at SRUC. Nim has engaged communities previously through other roles in her working career and she brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the RiverLife team. 

Amelia Heath

Amelia Heath

Forth Rivers Trust Finance Manager

Amelia has worked for the Trust since 2017 working as the Office and Finance Manager. Amelia has a background in  research with over 5 years’ experience in administration and managing busy offices. Amelia supports the RiverLife team in the day to day running of the project carrying out grant claims and more.

 Scott Robertson

Scott Robertson

RiverLife: Almond & Avon Capital Projects Manager

Scott has an MA(hons) and Dip Arch from Edinburgh University, he is a chartered architect and building engineer and member of several professional bodies.   He specialises in construction project management, including feasibility studies, specialist reports, procurement and contract administration.  Within the Riverlife project, he will be supporting the team looking after the procurement and appointment of consultants and contractors, engagement with local authorities and other stakeholders.

Amy Fergusson

Amy Fergusson

RiverLife: Almond & Avon Volunteer Coordinator

Amy joined the Trust in 2015 initially working as the invasive species project officer but now works on the RiverLife: Almond & Avon Project coordinating volunteers and running projects. Amy has a BSc in animal biology from Edinburgh Napier University and previously worked for the Nith Fishery Trust. 

Luke Park

Luke Park

RiverLife: Almond & Avon Project Officer

Luke joined the trust in March 2017.  He has a BSc (Hons) in Horticulture with Plantsmanship from the University of Glasgow in partnership with Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE).  Luke is a keen angler. Luke will be assisting the RiverLife team to deliver projects on the ground along with engaging communities with their local rivers.

Scot Muir

Scot Muir

RiverLife: Almond & Avon Learning and Engagement Contractor

Scot joined the Trust in October 2018 after working for 36 years with a world leading medical device manufacturer. He was the maintenance and reliability lead with responsibilities for health and safety and apprentice mentoring. Scot was introduced to the Trust through his involvement with his local angling association and various volunteering activities. He is keen to see what industry transferable skills can be developed in his new role as RiverLife Project and Education Contractor.

David Eastwood

David Eastwood

RiverLife: Almond & Avon Project Assistant

David joined the trust in the summer of 2018, after working as a volunteer the previous year. He studied ecology at the University of Stirling, focussing on riparian invasive non-native species for his dissertation. David has been working with the trust science team in delivering its electrofishing surveying commitments to the National and RiverLife projects. In addition, David is eager to communicate science and engage with local communities within the Forth catchment.

Forth Rivers Trust

Forth Rivers Trust

As RiverLife: Almond & Avon is a project by the Forth Rivers Trust there are many more members of staff who support the work carried out by the core team. Meet the rest of the team!