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Administration/Development Officer

Lindsay's background is in the oil and gas industries and during a break to raise her family she volunteered as treasurer with the Tarland Toddlers Group and as Secretary on the Tarland SPA.  Lindsay spends her time looking after her family and any spare time is spent doing family history .   Lindsay deals with the admin side of Marr Area Partnership and helps the Treasurer with finances.  She is a key contact for the Marr Log Bank project.  The management of the Initiative Grant Scheme is now in her hands and, along with this fund, Lindsay helps manage the Braemar Hydro Fund.  Lindsay is part of the team that run the Community Ward Forums on behalf of Marr Community Planning and her involvement with Cairngorm National Park continues with supporting communities with Community Action Planning.

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Development Officer

Kate comes from a background in Environmental Science and has worked on a voluntary basis in Community Development since 2006. She is involved with Tarland Development Group and Chair of  Directors of The Seed Box  social enterprise. Her involvement with Cairngorms National Park continues with supporting affordable housing and the Cairngorms Nature project.  Outside of her community work she enjoys gardening as well as tending to her flock of chickens.  Kate is responsible for sending out the weekly bulletins.  Please email her at with anything you would like included in the bulletin.

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Assistant Development Officer

Cat started out in newspaper journalism before a stint at the BBC's now defunct Ceefax service. She ran a design and print business for 10 years and still focuses on the publishing end, creating the Aboyne Fountain and Alford BULLetin community magazines every quarter. Her interest in community development grew after moving to Aberdeenshire in 2007 and joining/creating various voluntary groups and activities, from photography to Lego. Along with Kate, Cat will be working on the Village Halls Resilience project and finding out about rural transport initiatives.  Cat is part of the team that organises the Marr Community Ward Forums.  If you would like to attend the next forum or have a topic you'd like to suggest for discussion, contact Cat

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The Board

Are you looking for a fulfilling, voluntary role as part of a small and enthusiastic team? We currently have a couple of vacancies for Board Members and it would be great if you could join us. You would have the opportunity to help shape MAP's future and have a say in how we direct our charitable funds. Please get in touch with one of the team above. Meet the rest of the Board on the next page.

The latest board meeting minutes can be accessed here

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