Clackmannan Development Trust's management committee can consist of up to 15 Trustees and up to 4 co-opted Trustee positions (people who live out with the parish boundary) to attract particular skills on to our committee.
Each of the voluntary committee members assumes a responsibility on a working group or for a particular area of work (e.g. finance, communication, governance etc). Our board has a range of ages, backgrounds, skills, expertise and local knowledge.
We are currently looking to expand our management committee, if you would be interested in becoming a Trustee please email email@example.com or phone (01259) 219473 for an informal conversation to find out more.
Steve Allan, Chair
I live with my family in Clackmannan and have been involved with the Development Trust since its inception in 2013. Clackmannan is a great place to live with stunning scenery; with so many walks – a good view is never far away. Outside of CDT I’m a Manager of a local Garden Centre and I have a keen interest in anything with an engine, I love motorsport and winter sports.
Jenni Bone, Vice Chair
I moved to Clackmannan 11 years ago when my son was a tiny baby and one of the first things I noticed was how friendly everyone was. I started my cake business Thistle Do Icely 5 years ago and first got involved with CDT through having cupcake stalls at their events. I’ve been impressed by all the changes to improve the town recently and decided it was time to get involved and help where I can. I love living in Clackmannan and enjoy walking and cycling the many paths in the area.
Margaret Schofield, Secretary
I have lived in Clackmannan for over 20 years, enjoying its central location and wonderful views. When I retired as an architect 5 years ago I became more involved in local activities. My hobbies include gardening and travel. I used to say hill-walking but I haven’t “enjoyed” climbing hills for some time.
The new community garden at the Town Hall is the project taking most of my time at present but I also help with the Heritage Walks and Events groups.
Monica Wilson, Trustee
I have lived in Clackmannan since 1993. I am married and have two grandsons. Now mainly retired, I was Director of CHANGE (Men learning to end their Violence to Women) Limited from 1989 – 2009, which developed one of the first criminal justice based programmes for male perpetrators of domestic violence, having previously worked in social research. I am also a trained counsellor and worked part time for 17 years as a Counsellor in Primary Care. From 2009 – 2013, I was contracted to the Scottish Government Justice Department to project manage the national roll out of the Caledonian System, an integrated approach to address men’s domestic abuse, which I co-authored. I was appointed to the Scottish Advisory Panel on Offender Rehabilitation in 2013.
I feel really at home in Clackmannan. I love the history of the place and its location. I enjoy being involved with the Trust and love the sense of community it brings.
Graeme Molloy, Trustee
I have lived with my family and dogs in Clackmannan for just over 11 years now, and have been volunteering and supporting the CDT, when I could, since it started its ‘light up Clackmannan’ events. I have seen how much pride that wee change made to the spirit of this town, just a few years ago, and thought it time to get a little bit more involved.
I’m a self employed project site manager, working mainly in the water sector. I’ve travelled a large part of the world over the past 5 years or so, working on water systems. I’ve seen a lot of sights, but always missing home. Whenever it is, I love that drive back into Clackmannan looking onto the Ochils, I’ve never tired of it, no matter how often I do it, it’s a truly special wee place. Now that I’m back working in Scotland again, and more importantly, back home every night, I can enjoy the beauty of Clackmannanshire and get back to getting fit with my dogs. I’ve got into a mad sport called canicross, that admittedly, I’m fairly bad at, with my big dug Rudi. We’re not the fastest, but we have a right good laugh running the local trails.
I’m hoping my contribution of time and effort to the CDT, when I can, will be of a small benefit to making Clackmannan an even better place, supporting as many of the community as possible
Tom Adam - Trustee
I was a former Leader of Clackmannanshire Council, now retired and live in Kennett with my family.
I have been a trustee of CDT since 2014.
Debra Laird, Trustee
Hi my Name is Debra and I am the Head Teacher at Clackmannan Primary School. I started in August 2016 and am committed to supporting our children, families and the wider community.
They say it take a village to raise a child and I think this is very true. Being active in the community and working in partnership is very important to me and the school.
I am now a co-opted Director of Clackmannan Development Trust and look forward to contributing to community improvement and of course the fun events too!
Pete Goodsir, Trustee
I was born and raised in Edinburgh but have lived locally for the past 20 years. I moved to Clackmannan 4 years ago where I live with my wife and daughter. I am a self employed Engineer.
I am heavily involved in playing and promoting traditional music. I have always had an interest in the local community and decided to join the trust when the Bunkhouse Project was mentioned.
Jimmy Turnbull, Trustee
I live in Kennet and have been on the Community Council as Treasurer and joined CDT mainly to promote responsible access to the Countryside and on our Farm in particular in partnership with Clacks Council and Forestry Commission. I have also wanted to see a sit in café with toilets for locals and visitors to make Clackmannan a better place to live in and visit for people of all ages . I enjoy winter sports and watersports .
Lesley Gilroy, Trustee
I have lived in Clackmannan all of my life. I live with my hubby David, I have two grown up sons. I have been involved with the community since having my family and joined the Development Trust over 2 years ago. I have watched the town grow as a result of the trust and I am glad to be a part of this and im looking forward to being involved in the future growth. I enjoy reading, travelling and days out with the girls.
Lesley Shaw, Community Development Officer
I joined the Development Trust in July 2016, after the Trust was awarded funding to appoint a Development Officer. My role is to support Clackmannan Development Trust and the wider community in achieving its community action plan objectives and help source funding – in addition to; promoting partnership working, local democracy and active citizenship. Some of the projects that I have led on in the community over the past three years have been the: Mercat Fayre, Dog Poo Challenge, Clackmannan Business Forum, Caring and Connected, Saddle Up and the development of our social enterprise – bunkhouse and activity centre and supported various others. In spring 2017, we successfully secured additional funding from the Big Lottery fund to continue the post through to 2020 and I am really excited to see what we can achieve for Clackmannan in this time. In my spare time I enjoy playing badminton, city breaks and kayaking.
Scott Bamford, Active Travel Co-ordinator
I have lived in Clackmannan for 15 years and I am delighted that its potential is being realised by the people who live here. I look forward to working in my new role as active travel coordinator and listening to the needs of the community. I live with my partner Anne Martin and together we run a furniture restoration workshop at the former Tower Hotel on Alloa Road. When not fixing furniture we enjoy being outdoors walking with our dog and attending music gigs.
Jackie Harvey, Administrator
I joined the Development Trust in October 2019 – my role is to support the Community Development Officer and Trustees with the administration and finance elements of the trust. I moved to Clackmannan with my parents and siblings when I was 10 years old and stayed here until I left college and moved to Glasgow. I returned to the town when I had my oldest daughter, 30 years ago, and have been here ever since. I am a member of the Community Council and take a real interest in the development of the town. My spare time is taken up with my two grandchildren.