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Fishing in Scotland - Introduction by Stewart Collingswood (founder and MD)

D Loop. Spey Casting, Single Spey, River Spey, Salmon fishing, fly fishing, Speyside, Muckrach, Alba Game Fishing, Stewart Collingswood
Salmon Fishing on the River Spey in March

Since 2004 we have hosted thousands of guests from all over the world on fishing trips, corporate fishing events and mixed fishing and touring vacations in Scotland. We are an Orvis endorsed tour operator and fishing guiding company, based in Edinburgh.

Our passion for Scotland remains strong, and as well as running our business we like to think of ourselves as ambassadors for this wonderful country. If you’ve never been here, Scotland is a very friendly (and safe) country for guests to visit, and you?ll find our people are genuine, helpful, passionate and enthusiastic.

I founded Alba 15 years ago. Disillusioned after running a software company, I took to the hills in search of inspiration, armed with a notebook and a few ideas, I wrote down everything I loved: fishing, photography, Scotland, beautiful locations, food, whisky, heritage, e-procurement, and tourism. Not an obvious combination, you might think, but it led to the formation of a new concept, a company delivering one of Scotland?s most sought-after pursuits and one that embraces all the concepts sketched out 15 years ago on that hilltop.

When Alba Game Fishing started it was a bold move and it was 6 months before the business started to materialise. We pioneered a new type of fishing trip in Scotland. We complemented fishing days, vacations and trips and with good food, photography and a focus on customer service. We set out to offer the best of Scottish fishing from Edinburgh, Glasgow, St Andrews, Aberdeen, Inverness, and the Scottish Highlands. This led to entertaining hundreds of groups from all over the world including the Poet Laureate, Open Golf winner Louis Oosthuizen, the South Africa rugby team and the CEO of Gazprom.

Stewart Collingswood, Keely, Fishing Dog, Orvis Endorsed Guide, Managing Director, Photographer




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