St. Margaret’s Trust is co-ordinated by a Board of trustees and supported by two part time admin staff and a extensive team of volunteers from the community.
The Trustees are:
Brian Wood - Chair/Secretary
Dave Chandler - Treasurer
Resident of Braemar – former chartered accountant with Deloitte – currently Finance Director with Braemar Community Ltd, treasurer of Braemar Parish Church and Braemar Golf Club – actively involved in the delivery of the Braemar Community Action Plan and the development of the local Tourism Strategy – brings to the Project a sound knowledge and understanding of financial matters and an enthusiasm for the development of Braemar as a tourism destination.
The Rev Kenneth MacKenzie
Minister to the Parish of Braemar and Crathie and Domestic Chaplain to HM The Queen in Scotland, Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Deputy Lord Lieutenant – brings to the Project a thorough knowledge and enthusiasm for the history and heritage of the development of the Church in Scotland in its various forms – also brings access to various valuable networks of potential support for the Project.
Currently employed by Highlands Hospitality, as the General Manager of Braemar’s Fife Arms Hotel, now under major redevelopment – responsible for all matters relating to the preparation for the re-opening and operation of the hotel as an up-market tourist destination – brings to the Project extensive experience of the hospitality industry and the opportunity to develop valuable collaboration between Highlands Hospitality and the Project.
Fiona Kennedy OBE
Former BBC TV reporter now working with STV – skillful camera operator and video editor – has taken responsibility for the development of the Project’s website and social media presence – has produced video records of many events at St Margaret’s and has also worked in promoting the work of Braemar Castle and of the Braemar Royal Highland Society – brings to the Project an understanding of the media and valuable access to a range of performers.