Elected 2/12/14. I retired to Culbokie in December 2013 having spent my whole life living in small communities and since then have been involved in a variety of volunteer roles within the community. For 30 years I worked near Greenock and then in Kirkwall as a Maths teacher in a variety of promoted posts including 4 years working with local businesses to support disadvantaged young people into work. The last 8 years of my career were spent as Assistant Director of Education in Orkney, where I worked with all the islands’ schools and communities to implement the new curriculum. I have also held a variety of positions in Community Council, School Board, and other voluntary organisations.