Development Officer

Hilary is the newest member of our team, joining us a Development Officer.  Hilary ran her own training and development company in oil, gas and academia for 15 years, working extensively offshore and overseas and has joined us after a career break.  Hilary has a background in environmental science and research  An active member of the Marr community, being involved with several volunteer and outdoor activity groups as both volunteer and board member.  Hilary is also a keen gardener and outdoor educationalist and has been involved with a wide range of funded projects from concept to delivery.  You can contact Hilary at

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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 spare time doing family history and likes learning all about local history.  Lindsay is tasked with increasing the profile of MAP using social media and keeping the website current.  She is also responsible for sending out the weekly bulletins.  Please email her at with anything you would like included in the bulletin.  The management of the Initiative Grant Scheme is now in her hands, as is the running of the ward forums.

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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.

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Development Officer

Project Officer

Ana has joined the MAP team as project officer for the CAFE (Creative Access to Food for Everyone) and PARTS (Pathways for Advancing Resilience in the Third Sector) projects. Ana has worked in community/rural development and climate change adaptation for the last 20 years. Most of the time she has been doing this in the highlands, coasts, and marshes of Mexico but since 2018 she has been in Scotland, having moved to the edge of the Cairngorms with her family. She is a trustee of the Tarland Development Group. Ana is enjoying getting back into rock climbing in Scotland with her kids and a bit of joinery on the side.

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