Team

Gogolspie Board

Go Golspie Board

Go Golspie has a board of 8 voluntary directors, plus one advisor.

Meetings take place at least once a month and we intend to establish sub groups for community transport , marketing and tourism, funding applications, and profile on social media.

Valerie Gale

Valerie Gale

Chairperson

Valerie current works with the Sutherland Care Forum (a befriending service) as a development officer, she previously worked in the third sector as the Chief Executive of a children’s charity based in Highland. She is a member of the Golspie Rowing Club and operates the Go Golspie Twitter account.

Myra Clarke

Myra Clarke

Committee Member

Myra is the Project Manager at The Young Karers East Sutherland (TYKES). This is a charity supporting young carers, allowing them respite from their caring role. Myra has been very successful in fundraising, marketing and raising the profile of young carers, in 2017 she won the MFR community award for her contribution to young people, her knowledge of both business and young people is a real asset to the committee.

Amanda Macdonald

Amanda Macdonald

Committee member

Amanda has recently joined the Go Golspie board  but prior to this was involved in the review of the local YMCA building.   She runs her own soap business  using essential oils,   Her interests  are reading, soap making, and  light gardening.

She is also involved in an animal rescue group, which helps to rehome animals who are needing loving homes. they are mainly from Eastern Europe, but they have rehomed animals from the UK .

Richard Gale

Richard Gale

Treasurer

Richard has a background in Management, having worked in customer services across the UK and Ireland, before returning to work in Golspie where he was the Manager of the Citizens Advice Bureaux for the last 10 years. In May 2017 he was elected as one of the 3 Highland councillors representing Ward 4 and decided to stay on the Go Golspie board as he has a keen interest in inward investment opportunities and championing local issues that affect residents.

Fergus Morrison

Fergus Morrison

Advisor

Fergus Morrison comes with a wealth of local knowledge, having run the Golspie Mill for many years; he was a founder member and manager of GREAN, which was a recycling and environmental action group, and charity, which offered local employment to local young people for many years.

Valerie Mackay

Valerie Mackay

Valerie runs her own hairdressing business and is a local employer in the village, she also manages and oversees her own self catering business in the area and has joined the committee within the last year

Iain Sutherland

Iain Sutherland

Secretary

Iain recently retired from his role as a sergeant with Police Scotland, he is currently an office bearer in the Golspie Rowing Club, has a keen interest in all things community, he has a particular interest in music and is often out and about playing at local venues. He is also on the pipe band committee

Tracey Campbell

Tracey Campbell

Committee member

Tracey is a well-known face in the village and a real community focussed resident, she spends long hours volunteering, running the local youth clubs and Beavers, she is a member of the Gala Week committee organising the week long summer programme, and is a champion for elderly people and dementia sufferers. She works in Seaforth House the local residential care home and also works part time as a Footcare co-ordinator with Sutherland Care Forum supporting a team of volunteers who offer advice and support to people.

Claire Gordon

Claire Gordon

Committee member

Claire is an active member of the Rogart PTA; she has been on the Go Golspie board since its inception and has offered key advice on transport and maintenance issues as her husband operates a local company called Waverley Engineering. She is also a member of a number of local groups.