Rivers and Lochs Institute


The UHI Rivers and Lochs Institute (RLI) was established in 2012 to support freshwater biodiversity management through research, training and education. The RLI specialises in Molecular Genetics Research to aid in the conservation and management of all biodiversity in rivers and lochs, including fish stocks.

Scottish loch

Based in the heart of the Highlands and Islands the RLI is uniquely placed to work with local communities, freshwater and fisheries managers, businesses and government agencies to provide scientific support to protect and conserve freshwater biodiversity and manage sustainable wild fisheries.

Rivers and Lochs Institute at Inverness College UHI campus

As part of the Research Hub at Inverness College UHI, the Institute connects with other disciplines in the social sciences and humanities, undertaking multidisciplinary research and supporting postgraduate research students in an innovative research environment.

To find out more about the RLI, follow the links below to view our:

Loch Builg