Chris Martin is a social entrepreneur who has a background in both formal and informal education.
Chris read English Literature at the University of Dundee and more recently completed his degree in Community Learning and Development whilst managing his own business.
Chris is a director on the Callander Community Development Trust and also attends Callander Partnership meetings.
Jamie is an experienced advocate for youth development and employability, having previously managed award-winning apprenticeship and work placement programmes at ScotRail since 2010.
He has worked with schools, businesses and key partners in these areas including Skills Development Scotland and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
Jamie is currently working towards a BSc Hons in Psychology through the Open University as well as his Verifier’s Award.
Patricia is an active member of the Callander community; she sits on the Ladies Circle who do extensive fundraising to support local charities.
Having spent many years in the Hospitality industry she joined CYPT to concentrate on training the next generation of young people to offer a first class visitor experience to guests. Patricia has also recently completed an Assessor’s Award to enable her to support our Modern Apprentices.
Greg completed a level 2 Hospitality modern apprenticeship with us and has now progressed to level 3 in Youthwork. Greg is now taking a lead with the Community Youth Work with guidance and support from Megan.
Nick Cooke FRSA has very extensive work experience within environmental and youth work charities at CEO and Trustee level over the past 35 years, including SCVO and Youthlink Scotland, and served as CYP Chairman for 5 years. He now runs his own independent sustainability consultancy from Doune, near Callander.
Dan McKirgan is a local businessman and resident who previously ran the Dreadnought Hotel in Callander. Dan is currently the Food and Beverage Manager at the Edinburgh Woollen Mill in Kilmahog and is a high profile member of the Callander community. He is also a local community councillor.
Bill Miller is a Service Manager In the Education Service, working across Stirling and Clackmannanshire Councils. He also sits on Youthlink Scotland’s Board, is an executive member of Community Learning and Development Managers Scotland and is the current Chair of the Scottish Local Authority Youth Work Managers Group. He has over 30 years experience in the youthwork sector.
Graham Strang has been one of Callander’s GPs for over 20 years. He lives locally and his children went to the local schools. He has also been involved in social care and its regulation for many years
Mark Everett is a resident in Callander who owned a successful business in the construction industry. Mark retired to Callander and started a Bed & Breakfast. He is a keen traveller and enjoys playing golf in his spare time. Mark is also the Chair of the Lighthouse Club Benevolent Fund.
Marc Fleming is the Headteacher at McLaren High School and a relatively new addition to our board.
Mark’s career in business has spanned diverse sectors of the economy from the Drinks industry to Construction via hi-tech Manufacturing and White Goods. He spent 14 years at Balfour Beatty in a number of senior roles, latterly as Managing Director of their Power Systems operations. He has subsequently set up his own consultancy business and brings a great deal of expertise to the Board.
Andy is a retired Police Superintendent who has lived in Callander with his wife since 1988. His adult children were brought up in Callander and went to school at the local McLaren High School. Andy now has his own consultancy business, specialising in organisational cultural audits. He is also a volunteer driver for the school minibus.