One of the Youth days on the Plock of Kyle – a result of the voluntary work of the people below; our Trustees.

Our Board of Trustees

Siobhan Barker

Siobhan Barker

Trustee

Siobhan grew up in the West Coast of Scotland and went to Plockton High School. She is currently studying Countryside and Environmental Management. Siobhan takes an active role in youth work in the Lochalsh area and is also heavily involved with the Lochalsh Youth Community Trust.

Pam Noble

Pam Noble

Treasurer

Retired from HIE in 2016 after working for almost 10 years in the Community Assets Team supporting community groups who wished to purchase land and other assets for their community. Before moving to HIE, Pam worked for Highland Council in Kyle Library and then Broadford Library and Service Point. Pam is an individual member of SLCVO, a Trustee of Urras na Drochaid, and a Director of the Community Woodlands Association.

Marie Murphy

Marie Murphy

Secretary

Originally from New Zealand, Marie moved to Kyle in 1991 where she has worked in various sectors including 12 years at the Kyle Hotel, latterly as a manager. In 2007 she retrained and currently works as a Registered Dental Nurse at a local practice in Kyle.
Murdo Macrae

Murdo Macrae

Trustee

Murdo lives locally and owns the local fish deli Buth Bheag. He brings to the team knowledge of the marine environment, pontoons and business development. Murdo is also volunteers with the local RNLI.

David O'Donnell

David O'Donnell

Trustee

David was previously an employee here at KLCT where he worked as finance and administration assistant before joining the board as a trustee in late 2020. He lives in Broadford, on the beautiful Isle of Skye where he serves an active role in the community as a community councillor. He has an academic background in business management and is a former student of our local West Highland College UHI, where he is currently employed.

Derek Noble

Derek Noble

Trustee

Derek worked for Highland Council as a teacher of Physics and Science at Plockton High School from 1980 to 2013. He first became involved with the Trust as a conservation volunteer on the Plock of Kyle in 2015 and has since become involved with Kyle Gardening Club. A keen photographer, Derek has a lifelong interest in tree planting and rhododendron control, is an individual member of the Community Woodlands Association, and is a member of the Institute of Physics.

Tristan Southall

Tristan Southall

Trustee

Tristan lives in Plockton and has been a resident of Lochalsh since 2005. He is a freelance marine science consultant. He has served on various local community committees – from clubs to Community Council and has been involved in consultation events and successful funding applications. He also has experience of reviewing community funding applications as a member of Highland LEADER Strathpeffer, Wester Ross and Lochalsh Local Action Group.

Maggie Byrne

Maggie Byrne

Chair

Maggie Byrne has lived in Plockton since 2004.  She lived there originally from 1981 until ‘89 when she and her family moved to Inverness  where she joined the BBC.  She spent  20 years as a senior editor in BBC Scotland.  Since 2009, has worked as an executive and leadership coach and facilitator. She chaired the Board  of MG Alba, which runs BBC Alba in partnership with the BBC from 2012 to 2018.  She has been a member of Ofcom’s Content Board since 2018. She was a founding Board member and deputy Chair of Sistema Scotland, a charity which transforms life through music, from 2007 till the end of 2019.  She is deputy Chair of Columba 1400, a charity which is based in Staffin.  

  She is the facilitator for the Sir Lewis Ritchie Implementation Steering Group, which is a co-production between NHS Highland, other public agencies  and the community of North Skye, to provide an enhanced health and social care service for the area.