Our board consists of up to 12 voluntary positions elected by the membership with up to three co-opted positions to attract particular skills on to our board. Each of the voluntary board members assumes a responsibility on a working group or for a particular area of work (e.g. finance, communication, governance etc). Our board has an excellent range of ages, backgrounds, skills, expertise and local knowledge. You can read our board minutes here.
Helen Buchan (Chairman)
Bob Hughes (Treasurer)
- Bob is a retired Chartered Management Accountant with more than 35 years experience in business, mainly in the electronics industry, but more recently as Business Analysis Manager for the Gleneagles Hotel.
- Bob enjoys challenges. When he’s not wrestling with the business complexities of CDT, he runs up and down hills, does fiendish sudoku puzzles, and enjoys cultivating produce at his big allotment at Cultybraggan Camp!
- Bob’s main objective as Treasurer of CDT is to support the Board in achieving long-term financial sustainability for Cultybraggan Camp and CDT as a whole. Bob is Chair of both the Cultybraggan Camp and Renewables and Resources Working Groups.
- Chris Palmer has been on the CDT Board since the Trust was established in 2007.
- Chris is a landscape architect, working in the village. His focus of interests have been on the Cultybraggan Camp Working Group, Woodland Working Group and Renewables and Resources Working Group.
- Volunteer work has included preparation of Planning Applications for change of use of huts and land at the Camp, updating Strategy plans, setting up plans for the allotments and plot sales in the Commercial Quadrant, Phase 1 plans for the Sports Quadrant, helping with the habitat survey and community woodland proposals for the CDT hill land, regular volunteering on the Sunday Orchard Group work days and volunteer grass cutting. Chris has also been a point of Contact between Forest Enterprise Tayside and the Community to facilitate discussions on the 10 year plan for Laggan Wood.
- David has been in the construction industry for 40 years. David is Vice Chair of Comrie Community Council, a Member of Comrie Flambeaux Committee and President of Strathyre Gun Club.
- David has lived in Comrie all of his life and is actively involved in the community. David is on the Sports and Recreation Working Group.
- Blair worked many years as a freelance photojournalist in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, starting at the “Highland News” in 1973. Briefly worked in Film and Documentary as a director and taught film making at Heriot Watt University.
- More recently developed interests in software engineering and ecommerce, opening a dot com business in the export of Tartan goods in the former Tartan Museum in Comrie. Now semi-retired, and busier than ever, in drama, film and leisure photography.
- Blair chaired the Free Huts project through development, and it is now fully operational under the title, the “Repair and Lease Scheme” in the care of the Site Management Group”. He also takes a role in Communications, Renewables and Events including “Apple Day”. He currently runs the Grass Cutting Rota.
- Christian Campbell has known and loved this area since 1975 when her parents moved to St Fillans, her mother later to Comrie. Christian moved here, full time, in 2003, from Edinburgh where she had been based for most of 32 years working in IT.
- She believes that it is important to save the heritage of our area so that everyone can find out about its past. By learning about the mistakes of the past, we can build a better future. She was an original and active member of the Comrie Heritage Group and wants to see the camp preserved and the opening of a museum, not only containing Militaria and displaying the life of the Camp but also the heritage of Comrie and District be it Neolithic, Roman or Modern.
Our staff (left to right):
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Andy Heming is our Finance Officer – email@example.com