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.

Gordon Brown

Gordon has always lived and worked in Kinloch Rannoch, on leaving school at the age of 18 joined the family business, J & P Brown & Sons and along with his wife, Anne, now run the business including the local taxi firm and is one of the DRT2 (Rannoch Dial a Bus) operators. He was a member of the local volunteer Fire service for 40 years (25 as crew manager) and is Club secretary of Rannoch and District Angling Club.

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.

Barry Foley

Barry retired after a long career working in and for Health and Health Education in clinical, Management and Education senior/Director roles. He has recently completed a 4 year appointment as a non-executive Director/ Trustee Board member of the Lancashire Women’s Centre’s and until January was a member of the CMI Scotland Board and locally is Vice-chair of Loch Rannoch Conservation Association. Barry has lived in Rannoch for over 4 years and was regular visitor prior to this.

David Holland, Finance & Secretary

David is a chartered accountant and company secretary and has worked in financial services for 30 years. He was Head of Fund Accounting at an investment firm in Edinburgh until 30 April 2019 and has now relocated to Rannoch. David is responsible for all finance and legal aspects of the charity.

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 17 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!

Project Officers

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.

Gwen Joubert, Project Officer

With over 10 years’ experience of working in the Third Sector in Scotland, I have a vast and varied experience of setting-up, developing and managing projects at local and national level, including experience in managing and influencing change. I have led the set-up of several successful projects for Citizens Advice Bureaux, and I have successfully grown and diversified the income for the last three charities I have been involved with.

Janine Holland - Coordinator: Community Support

A registered Social Worker with experience in Children and Families Teams For the past five years she has specialised in Child Protection Work. Prior to that, Janine was a manager of a children’s nursery. Last year she took a career break and is currently studying for a MSc in Counselling at Abertay University. Her skills and experience will be beneficial in supporting local people using this new service.

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