Meet our Staff
Tina, Lucy, Sheila, Morven, Ewan and Yvonne
Lucy and Tina joined us in April 2018, in their role of Community Engagement and Development Officer for The Garve & District Development Company and we are delighted to have them aboard. The ladies are currently job sharing an up to 4 days per week post and one of their main priorities it to help us implement our new Community Development Plan for Garve and District.
Community Engagement and Development – TLC Partnership
TLC+ Associates is a dynamic duo of ladies hailing from west of the dhirrie. Tina Hartley and Lucy Beattie have a strong background in community development and rural enterprise having worked for a number of organisations including community trusts, development companies and rural businesses. Tina, originally from Lancashire moved to Ullapool 16 years ago and has a background in business development, community facilitation and project management. Lucy is from Leckmelm, Loch Broom and has a background in agriculture, rural development and community education. As a team they have worked together since 2011 and are both looking enjoying their role with the company.
Sheila Mitchell - Company Secretary
Sheila current works for the company one day per week. She grew up in rural Perthshire and moved to Ullapool 5 years ago, after 20+ years working in social housing in the central belt. More recently she has been Project Manager for Assynt's community bus, as well as volunteer treasurer for Isle Martin Trust. She also currently works as HR/Farms Administrator at Wester Ross Salmon at Ardmair.
Morven MacDonald - Acivate Garve & District Project Co-ordinator
Morven was born and brought up in Ullapool and after working in various locations all over the UK, she returned to her home in 2010. She has over 20 years experience in HR, training & development and is someone that is passionate about the communities, landscape and services in the Highlands. Morven believes in every person having ability and deserving the opportunity to learn and grow at their pace, in their way. Morven, having previously run our SCVO DigiHub Project, joins us again to take forward our Activite Garve & District Project so you will be seeing and hearing a lot more from her.
Ewan Bush - Energy Officer
Ewan was born in Dingwall but educated in Sweden and currently lives, full-time on his croft in Scoraig. He has first hand knowledge working for many years as a builder and joiner in the Edinburgh and Lothians area upgrading homes with both tradtional and modern materials and a broad owledge of renewable heating systems, solar panels, pellet stoves and heat pumps.
Living off-grid on Scoraig, he realises the importance of working closely with his local community and neighbours to improve and develop homes and transport systems. Relying on wind and solar for our energy production and timber harvested from locally grown trees for heating, he understands the challanges of moving toward a low carbon future.
Yvonne Boa - Community Engagement & Development Officer
Yvonne has lived in Ullapool for 29 years and is originally from Edinburgh. She has been a Youth Worker in Ullapool for over 20 years and continues to coordinate and develop youth services across the Ullapool High School catchment area. Having previously run the local community centre and theatre she is pleased to say that community Learning and development are at the heart of all projects which include adult learning and intergenerational activities too. Yvonne is pleased to join the team and brings with her a wealth of community development experience.