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The Board

The Kilfinan Community Forest Company currently has seven directors who are all full-time residents and represent all corners of the Kilfinan Parish. The organisation is a fully registered Scottish Charity.

New directors are always welcome, if you feel you would like to get involved, please contact the office on 01700 811159 or speak to any of the directors.

David BlairDavid Blair
Position: Chair
David is a woodsman and has been involved in the project from the start. He is passionate about sustainable living and the Transition movement. David lives at Dunbeag with his partner, Michaela and son, Angus.
Fiona HamiltonFiona Hamilton
Position: Director
Fiona has lived in the area for 28 years and has been interested in plans for the forest since they were first mooted. Head Teacher at Tighnabruaich Primary School, Fiona is passionate about outdoor learning, and as Forest School Leader she ensures pupils make the best use of the wonderful resource on their doorstep throughout the year. Fiona is keen to strengthen links between the school and KCF, and encourage an understanding of the forest as part of pupils’ basic education.
Fraser BrownFraser Brown
Position: Director
Fraser has lived in the area for two years and runs a hill farm at Ormidale. He is particularly interested in assisting with the forest’s housing strategy, and seeing how crofts might be introduced to the area. Fraser is also keen to help strengthen ties between the forest and the local farming community, particularly in relation to supplying timber for various agricultural purposes.
Steve WilliamsonSteve Williamson
Position: Director
Steve has run his own businesses in the area for the past 20 years. He believes that we need to realise the potential of our natural assets to help reverse the decline of our fragile rural economy.
Rob BorrusoRob Borruso
Position: Director
Robert lives in Otter Ferry with partner and two children, when not helping out around Ballimore estate he can be found all over the country running seminars on sustainable energy use and renewables. Rob has been involved in one form or another in the project since its inception in 2005.
Willie McAllanWillie McAllan
Position: Director and Treasurer
Willie is a keen outdoors person who thinks forests are for everybody. He lives at Hope Bank, Kames, with his wife Trish.
John KingJohn King
Position: Director
John is a trained arborist and local firefighter with a passion for working the land. He is keen to get the woodland crofts up and running, seeing them as key to bringing the woodland into community useage. He is exerienced in conservation and habitat creation and not shy in getting his hands dirty, infact this might be the only time he’s truly happy.
Andrew Graham-WeallAndrew Graham-Weall
Position: Director
Andrew owns the Tighnabruaich Gallery and has lived in the village for six years. He has been a KCFC Director since the purchase of the forest in 2010 and has always been keen to develop forward thinking initiatives to aid the social and economic growth of the local community as a whole. Andrew is also keen to involve people locally in the development of the forest and as such coordinates weekly ‘Volunteer Tuesdays’, where people can participate in forestry related tasks to learn new skills and meet like minded people.
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