the folk that are making it happen
Set up as a social enterprise in the Spring of 2018, its Directors are:
I am well aware of the value of the countryside around us. It offers so much to many people regardless of being a local or a visitor. 20 years ago I and one other put together the 64 mile circular Cateran Trail mainly to boost visitors to this area and also to boost the local economy. I never expected the Trail to get so much recognition by so many events and am proud to be connected.
Janet has lived in Strathardle for more than 20 years and is involved in sustainable tourism, adventure sport and community development. She is a board member of the Cairngorms National Park, a director of the Outdoor Access trust for Scotland and a director of Mount Blair Community Development Trust. Her background is in market research and economic development and she is passionate about thriving communities in protected areas.
Kevin is Head of Production in Edinburgh based Flow Hospitality Training, as well as an illustrator and historian, FSA(Scot). He is a committee member of the Glenisla Highland and Friendly Society and on the council of the Royal Celtic Society. With a love of walking in the Grampians and Cairngorms, he is documenting the social history of Glenisla through a project titled Stanes wi names.
Clare is an Alyth based independent creative producer responsible for conceiving the Caterans’ Common Wealth initiative which laid the foundations for the Cateran Ecomuseum. She is also co-initiator and co-director of Bioregioning Tayside and runs a self-catering business, Vanora’s Cottages. Previously a member of Alyth Community Council, founding Director of the Alyth Development Trust and a member of the Perth & Kinross LEADER LAG from 2014 to 2023, she is currently a member of the Scottish Nature Finance Pioneers Group and co-leader of the Alyth River-Keepers.
Now living in Blairgowrie, I’ve worked in conservation management all my life. When I was with what is now called NatureScot, I was at the forefront of the development of nature based tourism and at Highlands & Islands Enterprise, I was Heritage Manager with a brief to maximise the benefit communities gain from their heritage. I am currently working on projects in several parts of Norway and northern Sweden
I am Vice-Chair of Our Heritage Blairgowrie & Rattray, which celebrates the cultural, economic and social heritage of the town. I’ve lived here for over 40 years and am also involved with a number of other local community groups such as The Blairgowrie Players and the Riverside Venture Group.