Isobel Davidson - Chair

Born and brought up in an Aberdeenshire farming family, Isobel has had a varied career from lab technician to training young people, agricultural consultant and a series of environmental jobs. Isobel gained a BSc.Hons Bio as a mature student and now runs a wildlife consultancy specialising in bats and is a local councillor in Aberdeenshire.

Ron MacDonald - Secretary

Ron is our Secretary, responsible for the general administration of the Trust. He has taken the lead role in the Seal Viewing Project at Newburgh Links which aims to improve visitor facilities to include the creation of a new all abilities path, the upgrade of existing paths and the resurfacing of the Beach Road car park.
Until he retired from the day job in 2015, Ron was Director of Policy and Advice in Scottish Natural Heritage which owns and manages Forvie National Nature Reserve. He is also an avid wildlife photographer.

Glen Douglas - Treasurer

Glen has lived in Newburgh since 1982. A retired Sales Manager of a water engineering company, specialising in pumping, filtration and Ultra Violet disinfection he is also current Secretary and Treasurer of Foveran Community Council.
An active volunteer litter picker Glen has had previous non executive director roles in the Formartine Partnership and ‘high flying’ roles with the Deside Gliding Club and Scottish Gliding Association.

Martyn Gorman

Martyn has lived in Newburgh, on and off, since 1967. He studied Zoology at Aberdeen University and then went to The University of the South Pacific as a lecturer in Biology. He returned to Aberdeen as lecturer and then Reader in Zoology.
Besides an interest in all things biological he enjoys local history, particularly the history of the Scottish Greenland whale fishery and, of all things, the Scottish Resurrection Men! 

We are keen to attract members to join the Trust. If you live within the Foveran Community Council area you can apply for Full Membership or if you live outside the area you can apply for Associated Membership. Full and Associate members need to be aged 16 or over.

Membership is free and you will be sent a twice yearly e-newsletter informing you about projects and activities with which the Trust is involved. There will be also opportunities for members to volunteer on projects but there is no obligation to do so.