Tommy Todd

Tommy Todd

Chairman

Born in Biggar Tommy spent many happy childhood holidays in North Berwick. His working career has been a commercial diver, latterly the construction manager of purpose built diving support vessels.

He runs several local businesses, Tribal Tartans on the High Street, Orraman handyman services and X-Cite Media. He is very keen to promote a “greener” North Berwick initiative to preserve and protect the town we all love by banning both plastic and polystyrene.

His most recent project is getting public access defibrillators into 24-hour external cabinets and it’s hoped to have all of them in boxes by the end of 2018.

Claire Mackenzie

Claire Mackenzie

Vice Chairman

Claire attended school in North Berwick from the age of 11. She left to study Geography at university and after a period of time living and working in Edinburgh, she resettled back to North Berwick with her family. She now has 2 young children, both attending Law Primary School. Claire worked for RBS for 8 years in the Community Investment and Community Development Banking teams.

She has a keen interest in how communities operate and how the most vulnerable within communities can be supported and provided for. Claire also sits on the Community Centre Management Committee and on Law Primary Parent Council

Kathryn Smith

Kathryn Smith

Secretary

Kathryn has lived in North Berwick since 1968. A graduate of the University of Edinburgh, she was in legal practice in Edinburgh for some 20 years. Kathryn has been a political activist for over 30 years, Chairman of East Lothian Conservatives for seven years and Organising Secretary since 1999, a position from which she recently retired.

A keen golfer Kathryn is a past Captain of North Berwick Ladies. She has been a member of the Community Council since 2004 and a member of North Berwick Trust since 2008.

Judy Lockhart

Judy Lockhart

Treasurer

Judy grew up in North Berwick, attending both local schools. She then completed a joint honours degree in Economics and Law at the University of Northampton. Following her studies, Judy worked in London before relocating back to Scotland and currently works as an auditor. Judy is extremely fond of North Berwick and keen to do what she can to ensure that our lovely seaside town is not lost as it continues to grow. She is keen to work to ensure that the continued development of the town is on agreeable terms and with our local people in mind.

William R Macnair

William R Macnair

Bill was born in North Berwick. Educated North Berwick and Napier College. He served a local Electrical Engineering apprenticeship followed by 3 years in the Merchant Navy and 19 years in the offshore industry, [exploration, construction, and commissioning, production, and subsea installations], took over the running of the family business, Gilsland Caravan Park in 1990 and retired in 2013. He also served on the Committee of the East Lothian Tourist Board before becoming a director of the Edinburgh & Lothian’s Tourist Board until its demise and amalgamation with Visit Scotland and also helped form EL Tourist Forum and served as Chairman for a number of years.

He has a great love of North Berwick, the town and people. He has watched it grow throughout his life, welcomes the many benefits this growth has brought and believes if a town is pleasant to live in it’s a good town for tourism and business. He loves the community spirit and sees this reflected in the many and diverse groups and clubs. He sees this as our great strength and this is what he wishes to support. Bill was elected onto the North Berwick Community Council 1997.

Ian Watson

Ian Watson

Born in Edinburgh Ian moved to North Berwick in 1958 and was educated at North Berwick Primary & High Schools. He started work with a local Radio & TV shop and then worked in sound recording and electronics before setting up in own electrical business in 1972.

He was elected to the Community Council in 1986, and is a past Chair and Treasurer. Currently he is Chair of both Youth Network & Youth Cafe.

Gordon Moodie

Gordon Moodie

Gordon was born in India to Scottish parents and moved around considerably before returning to Scotland. He has lived in North Berwick for over ten years and intends to remain here indefinitely. For most of his working life he has been in senior financial roles with a number of commercial companies. Latterly he carried out several short term financial roles with the Welsh Rugby Union, the Lawn Tennis Association, the Scottish Qualifications Authority and several other firms in Edinburgh.

He is retired a few years ago and fills his time with a variety of interests including golf, learning Gaelic, walking the family dog and local history. He has been a Trustee of the Coastal Communities Museum in North Berwick for five years, initially as Treasurer and more recently as Chair.

Sue Northrop

Sue Northrop

Sue has lived in North Berwick for 10 years. She spends most of her time working to make North Berwick and East Lothian Dementia Friendly, creating opportunities for people with dementia to be valued members of our community. She draws on many years experience caring for parents and other people with dementia and is a Chartered Psychologist.

Previously, Sue worked for over 20 years in the Scottish Government and at Stirling University.  She is Co Chair of the North Berwick Coastal Area Partnership and chairs the Health and Well Being Network. She is also on the Management Committee of the North Berwick Community Centre. Sue is also Chair of the Carers Scotland Committee and a Trustee of Carers UK.

 Lesley Kay

Lesley Kay

Lesley has lived in North Berwick for 18 years and for the last 11 years has been the Project Director of North Berwick Youth Project. When she took over the project, she prioritised developing community links.

She is Co Chair of the North Berwick Coastal Area Partnership, which has initiated a ‘Community Conversation’ to make the area an even better place to live, work, visit and get around. She is committed to engaging with the community and is very keen to encourage inclusivity to make sure all groups get an opportunity to put their views forward.

Lesley chairs the On the Move Sub Group of the Area Partnership and is a member and Treasurer of the following groups: North Berwick and Area Children and Youth Network which supports the interests of young people in the area, North Berwick Arts Centre Steering Group, which is working to bring a performing arts centre to the town and the Friends of the Lodge. She is also a member of North Berwick Trust.

Olwyn Owen

Olwyn Owen

Olwyn moved to North Berwick from Edinburgh over 20 years ago. Her son attended the High School. For 40 years her career has been in archaeology and heritage management. She has excavated widely in Scotland and Scandinavia, and has published numerous books and articles about Scotland’s heritage. Until December 2015, she worked for Historic Scotland as head of a team responsible for protecting Scotland’s historic sites, monuments and battlefields.

She was Inspector of Ancient Monuments for East Lothian for several years and was involved in the development of the Seabird Centre, working to protect the important archaeology on Anchor Green and ensuring the remains of the church were conserved and presented to the public as part of the project. She represented Historic Scotland on the group preparing East Lothian’s first Heritage Strategy, and was a Trustee of the Coastal Communities Museum when it was renovated and reopened in 2013. She has also been a Trustee of North Berwick Youth Cafe.

Geraldine Prince

Geraldine Prince

Geraldine Prince, elected to the Community Council in November 2017, has a wide range of experience in the arts and lifelong learning and is looking forward to serving the town where she has lived since 2001.

Lewis Foster

Lewis Foster

Lewis was born in Oxfordshire and  has lived in Scotland for over 38 years.

He moved to North Berwick approx. 2 years ago but has been coming here for many years and takes great interest in the future of the town. He is on the Youth Committee at Rotary and is interested in activities in both Law Primary and the High School.

He was a Quantity Surveyor for many years, but is newly retired. He volunteers at the British Heart Foundation and the Coastal Communities Museum both in North Berwick plus East Lothian Works.

Elected to the North Berwick Community Council November 2017.

Councillors are elected every four years. The next election will be in 2020.