The directors of Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust are delighted to announce that David Watson has been appointed to take over as the new Trust Manager when (the current manager) Helen Houston retires in October.
David is currently the Economic Development Manager at the Cairngorms National Park Authority. He brings with him considerable experience of working in economic and community development in rural communities across the Highlands and Islands.
Pete Campbell, Chairman of Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust said: “David Watson comes with a lifetime of experience in the sector. Interestingly, his origins are from Altass near Rosehall, and one of his driving forces for wishing to get the job is the fact that he will be returning to his roots, and able to fulfil his ambition of giving something of value back to the community which he feels he ultimately belongs to… We wish him well in his new role.”
David added, “I have spent most of my professional life working in Economic and Community development in rural communities across the Highlands and Islands, from Shetland to the Cairngorms, and although I was always 100% committed to each of those communities I have always wanted to apply the skills and knowledge that I have gained to the community that I grew up in. I now have that opportunity…
The Trust has had great success and deserved recognition since its foundation. I need to ensure that current projects continue to thrive at the same time as driving the Trust forward. Therefore, I am greatly looking forward to starting work with the staff and the board of the Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust and will be fully committed to the area and work my hardest to try and contribute towards ensuring it has an exciting and sustainable future.”