Schools Projects

The Findhorn, Nairn and Lossie Fisheries Trust actively supports education projects at primary, secondary and tertiary levels. Our main educational activity is centred round the “Salmon go to School” primary school project, but we also support student projects and work placements.

If you would like more information, please contact Bob Laughton:

Office Tel: 01309 611220, Mobile 07887 535986; email

Primary Schools

The “Salmon Go To School” project has proved to be very popular with local primary schools. Pupils in participating schools receive a presentation on their local river (Findhorn, Nairn or Lossie) which includes details of the fish species present, the life cycle of the Salmon and its importance to the local economy. This is followed by a field study visit. There is a range of field studies on offer:

“Bugs and Beastie Hunt” where we look at the life within a local burn from invertebrates to fish and the methods used to capture them,

“Schools Go To Fish” where pupils are provided with training in setting up fishing rods and casting followed by a trip to a local fishery. Fly tying is also occasionally included.

“Alien Invaders” A look at the non-native animals and plants which are invading our countryside, how to be aware of the dangers they pose and how to control them. A field trip can also be incorporated.

Participating Schools 2016-17

During 2016-17 pupils from Pilmuir and Logie Primary Schools participated in the project and enjoyed a thrilling days fishing at Mill of Kellas Trout Fishery. To read more click here .

Secondary Schools

We are happy to offer assistance to pupils during their studies and can offer work experience placements are to local secondary school pupils. Pupils can gain experience of fisheries survey techniques as well as data collection and analysis. In recent years we have worked with pupils from Elgin Academy and Forres Academy on a range of biology and geography related studies.

Student Projects and Work Experience

The FNLFT regularly support student projects and work experience placements. Students from University of Highlands and Islands (UHI, Aberdeen University have completed projects on a range of fishery related topics and levels. We also welcome students on work placements or for volunteer experience.

Any students interested in developing projects or seeking work placements should contact Bob Laughton 01309 611220, 07887 535986, email