Who we are

As an organisation, our aim is to serve the community of Rannoch & Tummel, and to deliver sustainable change as quickly as we possibly can!

Our current projects issue from community directives, what we deliver will be community owned, and future developments will be community driven.

If we can make Rannoch & Tummel into its best self for today’s residents, and set it up for future generations to take forward on an easy and innovative path, we will have succeeded in our goals.

Board of Directors

Richard Barclay, Chair

Richard owns and runs Innerhadden Estate with special emphasis in farmed and wild deer along with renewable energy and conservation. He sits on various national venison strategy groups in both the farmed and wild sectors.

He previously owned and ran Rannoch Smokery before selling the business in 2019. Richard and his family are the third generation of his family to make Rannoch their home.

John Anderson, Finance

John’s family has had a connection with Rannoch for over 40 years with homes here since the mid-80s and he now splits his time between Rannoch, Auchterarder and Glasgow. He is a Chartered Accountant and having pursued a career in the accountancy profession in Glasgow, London and Chicago, returned to Scotland in 1989 to work with the owners of growth companies. He is now Head of SME Growth & Board Development at Strathclyde Business School in Glasgow and combines this part time role with board leadership and volunteering and took up the position of Finance Trustee of Rannoch Community Trust in July 2021.

Kate Duncan

Kate is a PR and marketing consultant working with Scottish rural businesses, she sits on the Rannoch Highland Gathering Committee and represents RCT in various capacities around Rannoch.

Kate grew up in Rannoch and always considered it very much as home throughout her years working in London and abroad.

Alistair Penman

Ali is a web designer and developer working for a small business based in Pitlochry. He came to Kinloch Rannoch for one month 21 years ago and is still here! He is also the Kinloch Rannoch Village Hall Secretary, Recreation Club Secretary and organises many social events within the village. He confesses to being a dab hand at fixing the local’s computers!

Lara Moir

Lara has a background in charity and project management and currently provides consultancy services in these areas.

She moved to Rannoch in 2021.

Alison Robinson

Ali spent over twelve years as a Management Consultant. She subsequently worked as a Project Manager in London and after a period of re-training, as a Land Manager for UK Defence Estates. Ali's Family have owned Dalchosnie since the 1950's and she and her husband moved to Rannoch in late 2016 in order to pursue their dream of farming native breeds in the Highlands.

Richard Deak

Richard’s distinguished career in hospitality management reflects a series of strategic roles that have not only shaped the UK’s luxury boutique hotel landscape but have also underscored his visionary approach to creating memorable guest experiences. Since embracing Rannoch’s breathtaking landscapes in May 2017 with his wife, Gaby, Richard has found a profound connection to the area, a sentiment that has deepened with the birth of their sons, Ezra and Norik, in this vibrant community. Settling in Rannoch has not only been a personal journey for Richard but a professional one as well. At the helm of the Loch Rannoch Highland Club, he leverages his comprehensive expertise in enhancing the guest experience, management efficiency, and community engagement. This role signifies more than leadership; it’s a reflection of his commitment to a place where his family has grown and flourished, further enriching his dedication to the region’s development and its offering to visitors and residents alike.

Project Officers

Lynsey Thomson,
Fixed Term Project Officer

Lynsey has over 12 years experience managing projects in the advertising & marketing industry. Moving to Rannoch in 2022, she is already invested in the community, not only as project manager for the hub, but also running her own small business and driving school kids and locals for the Rannoch DRT.

With a passion for making things happen, a collaborative ethos and a can-do attitude, Lynsey is capable of wearing multiple hats, all of which are usually beanies!

David Lyon,
Project Officer

Currently working as independent consultant mainly in the third sector.

I have worked on a wide range of projects including rural broadband, community buy outs, and developing service costing models to support tendering for local authority contracts.

Scott Meikle,
Hub Project Officer

Scott is co-owner of Moor of Rannoch Restaurant & Rooms. After a bad day at work in early 2013 he googled “restaurants for sale Scotland” and ended up in the remote outpost of Rannoch Station! Having worked in the hospitality sector for almost 25 years, Scott has a gained a wealth of experience in both venue and event management.

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