David Black (Chair) is an IT professional and freelance broadcaster who has lived and worked in Stirling since 1989. His passion and dedication to Stirling’s heritage is demonstrated by his involvement in a number of groups including Go Forth Stirling, Stirling District Tourism Ltd. He was a member of the Mercat Cross and City Centre Community Council for 19 years, including 17 years as Chair. David is a long standing member of SCHT Board, joining in 2007 and elected Chair in 2013. David brings enthusiasm, a steady leadership and knowledge of local charities and partnership working.
Councillor Jim Thomson (Vice Chair) has been a Councillor for the Castle Ward since 2007, representing Town Centre, Top of the Town, Raploch, Causewayhead, Cornton and Cambuskenneth. Born in Stirling, he is very proud to be a “Son of the Rock”. He spent his formative years in and around the natural and historic surroundings of Stirling Castle and surrounding areas and takes a very keen interest in preserving its past for future generations.
Councillor Christine Simpson represents Stirling West Ward comprising Cambusbarron, Cultenhove, St Ninians, Carron Valley and King’s Park which has many sites and buildings of major historic interest. Having studied Scottish History as part of her first degree, she appreciates the importance of preserving the historic centre of the town which has played such a significant role in the shaping of our heritage. Councillor Simpson is also a Trustee of Cowane’s Hospital in Stirling.
Mary Taylor lives in a listed building in Stirling, previously restored with the help of the Trust. She joined the SCHT Board to bring a consumer perspective to the work of the Trust. With a professional background in housing, she brings a practical and business understanding of issues around maintenance, repair and conservation. Previously on the Mercat Cross and City Centre Community Council, Mary remains keen to preserve both heritage and the quality of life in Stirling City Centre.
Caron Moodie is a Chartered Surveyor who has lived and worked in Stirling since 1999. She works on property development projects on behalf of Stirling Development Agency Ltd and brings a wealth of understanding of commercial property, finance and contracts to the Board. Caron joined the SCHT Board in 2013 to further her keen interest in the conservation of the city’s historic buildings and landscapes to enhance the vitality of Stirling.
Gordon Edwards is a local Chartered Structural Engineer who has lived and worked in Stirling since 1989. He has worked on a variety of domestic projects throughout the Stirling area including structural alterations and maintenance of historical buildings. Gordon joined the Board in 2013 bringing his professional knowledge and keen interest in the maintenance and preservation of Stirling’s historical buildings. Gordon is a SCHT representative on the TBHCS Steering Group.
Andy McEwan is Stirling born and breed and a Chartered Surveyor with 35 years’ experience. He has a passion for Stirling’s history and in particular its built heritage speaking at many local events. He brings enthusiasm and a solid building knowledge to the work of the Trust. Andy is a SCHT representative on the TBHCS Steering Group.
Jim Docherty joined the board in 2014. Jim is a retired HR consultant with many years of experience of working in both private and local authority practise. He brings skills which assist in the governance and management of the trust.