Who's Who


I am the Scotland Commissioner (International) for Scouts Scotland.  

I working with all our Jamboree Unit Leaders as they prepare for the 25th World Scout Jamboree. I'm also keen to support Leaders in Groups, Districts and Regions, to build capacity to lead international trips, share good practice and ensure we offer youth shaped international and global opportunities across Scotland.

Through Scouts I have had the opportunities to be a member of the Scottish Board, a member of the national representative pool, and the predecessor of the National Youth Advisory Group. 

I've also held roles as a youth representative on the Scottish Trustee Board, Assistant Explorer Scout Leader, Training Adviser and most recently Scotland Commissioner for Youth Involvement.


I am a member of the inclusion team, ensuring Scouting truly reflects all aspects of our society; my particular focus is supporting those with additional needs. This support is provided to Leaders at local level in mainstream Groups as well as support for the Special Groups. The role will also endeavour to raise our inclusion profile to those outwith Scouting and encouraging others to join the movement.

I have been involved with scouting since I was 12 and gained my Queen’s Scout Award in Clackmannanshire. After leaving school I was a Scout leader with the 171st Glasgow and also became involved with the 189th Mearnskirk and Phillipshill Hospital Group. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant I moved to London and was a Leader at the Great Ormond Street Hospital Group. I have also served as ACC (Special Needs) in Wiltshire before being UK Commissioner for Special Needs. After returning to Scotland I was SHQ Adviser for Special Needs. 

I have recently been very involved with the setting up of groups in hospital and additional needs school settings.


My role is to provide support and expertise within the Outdoor and Adventure programme in all aspects of our activity permit scheme, associated qualifications and safety considerations.

I have held various roles in scouting since becoming a leader in Edinburgh in 2004. These include working with all sections and most recently as a Scotland Commissioner (Outdoor & Adventure).

I have worked as an outdoor instructor in a number of centres across Scotland from 2006, when I did a traineeship at Lochgoilhead Centre.

I am looking forward to helping young people and leaders to have more safe and exciting adventures in the great outdoors.


My role is to support Safeguarding Awareness Coordinators across Scotland to work with their Training Managers to ensure the effective delivery of Safeguarding training ensuring that compliance is discussed and addressed at senior level in Regions and Districts.

I have been involved in Scouting for many years and have been a Safeguarding Coordinator, Scout Leader, District Commissioner and currently a GSL. I was also a member of the UK wide Safeguarding Development Group.

In my professional career I was a police officer but spent most of my career as a detective. I worked as both an investigator and a senior manager in many complex child protection investigations and have vast experience of working collaboratively with other agencies.


As Scotland Safety in Scouting Coordinator, my role is to provide strategic development of safe Scouting practices in Scottish Scouting and provide support to Regions in this area.

I have held various leadership roles in Cubs, Scouts and Venture Scouts. I was chair of the Scottish Scout Fellowship and had a place on what was the Meggernie Board. I have been involved in running many Scouts events and I've been an activity coordinator at Blair Atholl for several years.


I am responsible for managing over 130 adult volunteers based all over the country who can provide additional support for Scouting all over Scotland.

I have been involved in Scouting since I was 8, and really fell in love with the Movement at the time of transitioning from Scouts to Ventures. The opportunities to develop new skills and make new friends has always been my favourite part of Scouting.

I've held a few roles over the years but my membership of the Active Support Unit (and the Fellowship before it) over the last 20 years is what has kept me Scouting. I've also spent the last 10 years coordinating the equipment hire service on behalf of Scouts Scotland.



As Scotland Commissioner (Governance Support), my role is to support our Trustees in Groups, Districts and Regions, helping them to develop and achieve strong governance, in keeping with our strategic plans.

I have over 40 years’ experience as an adult in Scouting, including as an Assistant Section Leader with both Cubs and Scouts, as a member of Scout Fellowship before becoming Assistant Area Commissioner (Scouts), Deputy Area Commissioner, Regional Commissioner for Clyde and latterly Depute Chief Commissioner (Perception).  I was an elected member of the Scottish Trustee Board for six years at the time of restructuring of Scottish Scouting as well as a Trustee in Clyde Region whilst Regional Commissioner.  I am currently District Chair for Eastwood.  I have also been a leader at Blair Atholl Jamborette since 1984.

I retired from the NHS in September 2021 after 38 years as a Clinical Scientist in the West of Scotland Centre for Genomic Medicine, the last six years of which I was responsible for the Compliance team maintaining ISO15189 accreditation standards, GDPR, training and personnel management.


As Scotland Adviser for Staged Performances, my role is to provide support and advice on to Scout shows and to assess the Scottish Gang Shows on a 3 yearly cycle.

Gang Show has been a major part of my life in over 30 years, having been in the cast and stage crew of the Dundee Scout Gang Show where I have so many happy memories.

I also enjoyed visiting other Gang Shows, to witness the fun and enjoyment that young people and those young at heart receive participating in the uniqueness which is a Gang Show, and I am excited at the prospect of continuing to do so in this role.


Kenneth has been a volunteer in Scouting for 30 years and in addition to being Chair of the Development Grants Committee, he is also a Group Scout Leader in Eastwood District.  He has previously held a number of other roles in Scouts Scotland, including Depute Chief Commissioner (Programme), Scotland Commissioner (Scouts) and as a Unit Leader to the 22nd World Scout Jamboree in Sweden.  Professionally, Kenneth is a Headteacher in a secondary school in Glasgow.


As Scottish Commissioner (Adult Training) my role will be to support the work the regions do to provide training to section leaders and to work with our team of Scottish trainers to deliver manager training. My role will include ensuring the implementation forthcoming changes to adult training and to support volunteers through the journey.

I have been involved in Scouting for over 30 years initially with the cub section and then moving on to group, district and regional roles. My involvement in training goes back to the 1990s in the Glasgow Area and latterly my role was that of ARC(AT) for Clyde region.    

Most of my professional life has been spent working in the third sector with volunteers and volunteer involving organisations.

When not working or Scouting I enjoy a good detective novel, cooking and travelling round Scotland.