Hello! We are…

Team SK

We are a community of people who are just like you. Our vision is for Kirriemuir to be a sustainable, net-zero community where people and nature flourish. If you want to join the fun, build a stronger future and reap the benefits, we’d love to hear from you!

Our Board of Trustees

Kate Munro (Chair)

Kate, one of our founding members, is a filmmaker with a great love of nature. What difference can we make in the face of the challenges before us? Each of us is building the future, right now. Together, where we put our time, energy and money shapes the world we inhabit. Communities can make the good stuff happen and collaboration is key. If you’d like to get in touch with Kate, you can contact her here.

Terrill Dobson (Vice Chair)

Terrill, who joined our board in 2021 is a herbalist living on the edge of Kirrie with her husband on their organic farm. She has a varied background working within healthcare, quality, IT and higher education with experience in the third-sector including charity management and development, volunteer coordination and fundraising. Locally, Terrill has coordinated charity gardening openings in Angus for the past 15 years, including opening her own herbal garden for the local church.

Terrill has a special interest in Scotland’s traditional use of medicinal herbs and a passion for growing, gardening, health and wellbeing. She is committed to supporting access to locally grown food, as well as empowering people to support their own health and wellbeing through natural remedies and nutrition.

Terrill enjoys reading, gardening, cooking, learning, knitting, hillwalking and is completely devoted to her three children and five grandchildren.

Clare Little (Treasurer)

Clare is a lifelong cyclist, recycler, composter and grower of her own fruit and vegetables who moved to Kirrie over twenty years ago. During the past few years she has enjoyed participating in Sustainable Kirriemuir events and being able to meet like minded, inspiring people. She joined our board in 2022 to offer her support to the organisation whose aim, to reduce the carbon footprint of the town, she is wholly committed to.

Millie Stevenson (Secretary)

Millie is one of our founding members. As well as being our Secretary, Millie also keeps busy with her day job at NHS Tayside. An advocate for active travel, she is never happier than when she’s cycling around the streets of Kirrie and beyond! Millie leads on our Active Travel projects.

Erica Duncan

Erica is one of our founding members, and lives in Kirrie with her husband and three children. She is fully committed to raising them to have a love of the outdoors and an understanding of the importance of looking after our planet. She has a background in marketing and communications across a range of industries including food and drink, environmental, business, water and education. She loves reading, walking, baking and trying to grow vegetables! Erica also runs our Outdoor Tots group.

Steven Gardner

Steven lives in Kirrie and has worked as a fundraiser in the environment sector for over 20 years. A passionate environmentalist with a particular interest in all things related to sustainable food. He can often be found foraging for mushrooms, seaweeds and plants, growing mushrooms and vegetables as well as enjoying a stravaig about the hills. He joined our board in 2023.

Antony Gifford

Antony manages Kinnordy Estate, a farming, forestry and property business outside Kirriemuir. Prior to moving to Kinnordy in 2016, he worked in Investment Management in London for over 20 years. While in London, he was also a trustee of a local endowed charity working to alleviate inequalities in the Borough of Islington.

Antony is looking forward to putting his knowledge to use with Sustainable Kirriemuir as the organisation grows, matures, and looks to develop a longer-term financial model.

When not at Kinnordy, Antony is usually to be found sailing at a regatta somewhere in the UK often with his wife and/or two teenage sons.

Antony joined the board of trustees in May 2023.

Our Staff

Amandla Taylor

Our Project Manager, Amandla, has worked for many years in third sector environmental organisations. With a passion for growing local food, she also has plenty of experience in cycling, cooking and nature exploration. If you’d like to find out more about opportunities to get involved with Sustainable Kirriemuir, she’s the one to speak to! You can email her by clicking here.

Fiona Cameron

Fiona, our Administrator, oversees the SK finances and communications. She has a background in fashion retail management so has seen first hand the waste that is associated with this industry and wants to support positive change for the futures of her two children. In her spare time, Fiona loves to be out in the garden growing flowers, fruit and veg and learning to use her sewing machine. You can contact her here.

Emily Hutchison

Emily is our Growing Leader, working primarily from our Community Garden in the heart of the town. She studied Sustainable Forest Management and Arboriculture at the Scottish School of Forestry in Inverness, then went on to practical horticulture. When she’s not working at the Community Garden she’s at her own allotment. She’s passionate about food security, food sovereignty, orchards, seed saving/swapping, food preserving, growing for habitat and in ways that will increase and support biodiversity in our gardens. Emily is currently on Maternity Leave. In the meantime, any queries can be sent to sustainablekirriemuir@gmail.com.

George Maxwell

George joined Team SK to cover Emily’s Maternity Leave. He is an organic smallholder with a background in agriculture, also trained in permaculture. George has a passion for nature-friendly, diversity-promoting land use techniques with a focus on habitat creation and tree-planting alongside food production.

George brings with him 20 years of experience in organic land management, and knows first-hand that nature itself is a great inspiration for sustainable, stable, diverse and productive growing projects. Having been involved in previous SK projects, he is already familiar with the community garden site and is happy to be on board. You can contact him here.