Following the Trust’s former manager Helen Houston’s retirement at the beginning of October, the Trust’s new manager David Watson started in post on the 29th October. He was welcomed to the team with cake – lots of it!
David was previously 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.
David who is originally from Altass in the Kyle of Sutherland said, “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.”