You can be sure of expert local knowledge with our friendly, well-qualified team.
With experience in everything from guiding and wildlife tourism to casting and nature conservation, our staff will help you get the most from a Country Sports holiday in Glen Tanar.
Colin McCleanWildlife Manager
Colin has 25 years’ experience in wildlife management. He is responsible for blending nature conservation with traditional Highland stalking and field sports, as well as for developing wildlife tourism opportunities.
Colin EspieDeer stalker & Ghillie
Colin manages the deer population across the estate to keep numbers in balance with the habitat in a beautiful nature reserve. As well as guiding shooting guests, Colin works on habitat management for a range of species and has intimate knowledge of all parts of the estate. During the fishing season Colin works on the Deecastle beat on the River Dee.
Fergus CummingDeer stalker & Ghillie
Fergus manages the deer population across the estate to keep numbers in balance and protect the nature reserve and the species on it. During the fishing season Fergus ghillies on the Headinch & Cambus beat on the River Dee.
Craig McDonaldDeer stalker & Ghillie
During the Spring, Craig is the ghillie on Waterside and Ferrar beat. He is a fully qualified casting instructor and enjoys helping visitors improve at a sport he is passionate about. Craig is our instructor in the learn-to-fish sessions, and has a keen interest in wildlife and conservation. He loves working outdoors on the hill or river alongside his labrador, Brodie.
Phillip WoodSummer Ghillie
Originally from Kent, our Summer Ghillie, Phillip Wood is no stranger to the Deeside, having fished on the River Dee for over 20 years. As Ghillie, Phil is looking forward to meeting fellow salmon anglers and introducing them to the Glen Tanar beats. He hopes to be able to pass on his knowledge and passion to help anglers hone their fly-fishing skills. His favourite method is using traditional single iron salmon flies.