If you would be interested in finding out more about becoming a Trustee BCC would love to hear from you. Please get in touch via the contact page or speak with any of the current Trustees who would be happy to have an informal chat.
Morag Cameron (Chair)
Morag lives in Foyers and runs Camerons Tearoom and Farm Shop, along with Glenlia Farm with her husband Ali. They have four children, one attending Foyers Primary School and three at Inverness Royal Academy. Morag is originally from Fort Augustus and is one of 10 children. Travelling was a big part of Morag and Ali's life's before taking on Glenlia Farm.
Morag has been very involved in the community since moving to Foyers 12 years ago – Play group, Parent Council Chair, Stratherrick and Foyers Community Council and Community Trust, Glenlia Residents Association. She enjoys running when she gets a chance and is aiming to do the Loch Ness marathon next year.
Robert Main is a retired civil engineer who has lived in Lower Foyers for 24 years. His son David and family live in Stratherrick. Bob keeps himself busy, within the community, but also on civil engineering projects in the Highlands, mainly in the forestry and renewable energy industries. He managed a civil engineering unit with the Forestry Commission in the Moray and Aberdeenshire area until his retirement.
A farmer’s son from Lanarkshire, Bob has an abiding interest in the land and in restoring and working old tractors and machinery. His other interests include dancing, the local heritage group and conservation of the Wade Bridge at Whitebridge.
Jane O'Donovan (Secretary)
Jane trained in catering before moving into management then, as domestic bursar of the National Outdoor Centre at Glenmore Lodge, she joined the world of mountaineering. Her passion for rock climbing took her to various parts of the world and up all the hills over 2500ft in Scotland. She served as a Trustee of the John Muir Trust and settled on the croft at Lochgarthside, keeping pigs and goats and a small native tree nursery. She was instrumental in setting up and editing the Boleskine Bulletin and recently, with her partner Neil, she received a national award for their woodland. Jane is a committed environmentalist and a keen sea kayaker.
Julie Russell (Care Manager)
Julie relocated to the Highlands, from Grimsby, Lincolnshire, 4 years ago, and now lives on the Garrogie estate. She loves the outdoors and this way of life, feeling very welcome in her new environment. Although she misses Grimsby Fish & Chips!
In the past she has worked with Special Needs children in schools, and as a Special needs co-ordinator in a large secondary school. After this Julie worked in a Children’s Centre as a Parental engagement worker, engaging and supporting families from all walks of life. She organised and ran a variety of sessions within the centre – from gardening clubs and outdoor activities to toddler rhyme times and parent workshops. Julie worked at the local nursery in Foyers for a year before becoming involved with BCC. She is now the Care Manager, heading the team of local home carers.
On leaving school Alison joined Barclays Bank as a junior clerk, working up to First Cashier before leaving to have her daughter Katherine. She and her husband spent many years wild fowling, beating, training and working their gundogs. Alison has a keen interest in horticulture and worked as a gardener before moving to Errogie and latterly to Torness. For 18 years she was her husband’s carer after he was injured at work as a fireman.
Lyn Woods (Treasurer)
Originally from Merseyside, Lyn has lived in Hemel Hempstead for 30 years before moving to Whitebridge in 2004. She is married to Les and has 2 children and 2 grandchildren.
Career in IT software development, project & programme management within Financial Software and Telecomms industries.
Lyn enjoys photography, baking and many various crafts.
Born and raised in Glasgow, Carolyn graduated from its university as a doctor in 1974. She worked for 41 years in the NHS, initially in various specialties then as a GP in East Kilbride and latterly in Inverness. She moved with her family to Strathnairn in 1989 and then settled in Errogie in 2004. While gardening is her main hobby, hill walking was a keen pursuit for many years and knitting has become one since retiring a year ago. She is interested in encouraging activities which can be done in groups, believing that companionship is essential for contentment.
Janet was born in Tiverton, Devon and lived most of her life in West Cornwall. In 2011 she and her husband bought a small croft in Gorthleck. They have chickens and ducks and enjoy gardening. For twenty years, up to retirement, Janet was personal assistant and secretary to a large property developer based in the west country. Her duties were large and varied, dealing with all aspects of his many businesses. Confidentiality was paramount at all times.
For many years both Janet and her husband were active members of Lions Clubs International, this is an international charity organisation that raises money and provides services for people with varying needs, both locally, nationally and internationally.
Jennie was born in Hull and grew up in the West Midlands. On leaving school Jennie gradually moved her way further north until settling in the Highlands in 2012. She now lives with her husband, 3 year old son and two cats in Lower Foyers.
Jennie is an Occupational Therapist currently employed by Highland Hospice in Inverness. Her experience also includes work in adult learning disability, childcare and office management.
Hobbies include running and trying her hand at various crafts.
Christina Cameron known as Kit
Kit has lived in Whitebridge with her husband since 1999, prior to which was 4 years in Fort Augustus. Originally from West Lothian and brought up in East Africa she started her career as a nurse in Edinburgh. Marrying a Highlander, she went to live in Germany, returning to the Lothians then moving south to Norwich in East Anglia where she worked for a private nursing home.
She has 22 years’ experience in social work employed by Highland Council at the Telford Centre in Fort Augustus for 17 years as a Senior Social Care Worker. During this time she was given the opportunity to gain experience as a Manager for a 24 bed care home in Inverness. Her next opportunity came when she was asked to manage a 32 bed care home for older adults in Fort William in 2012. At this time health and social care integration was progressing and in 2013 NHS took over all the Highland Council Care Homes. Kit was employed by NHS as Care Home Manager until her retirement at the end of 2017.