Our predecessor, the Skye Fisheries Trust was set up in 2008, amalgamated with Wester Ross Fisheries Trust in 2017 and following a restructure in 2020, the current Skye and Lochalsh Rivers Trust (SLRT) was formed. We are a registered charity (No. SC039771), regulated by the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) and a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland (No. SC344382).
Our geographic area covers the entirety of the Isle of Skye, the nearby Small Isles and over 500 km2 of land within the Lochalsh region stretching from Strathcarron to Loch Hourn on the mainland. Within this geographic range are 14 major rivers on Skye, including the Snizort and Varagill, and 6 in the Lochalsh district, including the Arnisdale and the Shiel, along with countless smaller rivers, burns and tributaries. There are multiple freshwater hill lochs scattered across the area, including the Storr Lochs located below the iconic Old Man of Storr.