Your Community Councillors
As a Yorkshireman who came to Aberdeen in early 70s who was welcomed and mentored in local matters, custom and history by well-respected community elders I have been involved in local voluntary, charitable and community affairs for over 40 years. Interests include all things outdoor, environmental & maritime; dogs; wildlife; fisheries; agriculture; forestry; foraging; growing and mending stuff.
I first joined CCC to help save the Deeside Way and Lovers Walk from the impact/threats of development in 1980s. Other roles have included Roads & Paths, Planning (especially affordable homes and local business), Vice-Chair and Chair.
Community interests also include Village Hall (CDCA), Courier, Gala, Heritage & Horticulture.
As an ‘incomer’ committed to this welcoming community a key goal is to foster and recruit younger local members to join our Council and institutions to help develop and protect this special community of Culter for the benefit of all.
Planning Liaison Officer
I joined the Community Council in November 2015. I have lived in Culter since 1991, and spent 25 years commuting to somewhere else. I retired last summer, so joining the Community Council is a brilliant way for me to get to know many more of you who live here, and learn about the place itself. I took on the Planning role as I have some experience with the planning system from when I was working, and I continue to benefit from the great support of Julia Crichton, Lavina Massie, Ann Wakefield and David Wakefield, who are members of the Planning Sub Group with me.
My hope is that together we can increasingly influence the future of Culter for the best – and ‘best’ means what works for us who live here. Let’s use the Community Council as a way of helping with this – and come join us too!
Having first observed Culter Community Council meetings as a visitor, I was persuaded to join as a councillor in 2018. My accent gives me away as an Englishman, though I came to live in Aberdeen in 1983 and have now lived the majority of my life in Scotland. I moved to Peterculter in 2012.
Naturally curious, I am keen to hear about the great things that are happening in Culter and also to contribute to making things happen.
Roads & Paths
I have lived in Peterculter since 1992 and I retired from work in 2018. I am a keen (although not terribly good) golfer and I am a member of Peterculter Golf Club. I am also a hillwalker and I am a member of the Aberdeen and Shire Hillwalking Club. I have a wife (Jackie) and three grown up children.
I joined the Culter Community Council in 2019. It is a good opportunity to get involved in the community and to get to know more people.
I am updating the map of paths in and around Culter; there are many paths of which people may not be aware and I am keen that people make use of them.
It is important that each year we bring in new blood to the Community Council, we always welcome new people. I encourage you to contact any of the council members if you want to know more about how the Council works and how you could take part
Editor, Culter Courier
I have been a member of the Community Council since summer 2015 when I was asked if I would take on the role of editor of the Culter Courier. Previously I would never have considered volunteering for the Community Council, but have really enjoyed learning about all the great things the CC does in Culter.
Being the editor of the Courier has also been great fun as I’ve really enjoyed working with the rest of the Courier team and learning about all the different groups we have in the village. Even though I have lived here for over 20 years, I have discovered lots of things I never knew!
Culter is a thriving community and the CC is a way in which ordinary residents can engage with the folk who make decisions which affect us all. I would encourage you to think about volunteering!
Community Events Calendar Secretary
Community Council Member
Community Council Member