The Trust Team

Ian Morral - chair

Ran my own business in the home security industry until retirement in 2005. A resident of Kirkcolm for 17 years
and former Community Council member, holding posts of CC treasurer, secretary and chairman. Founding member of the Kirkcolm Community Trust, I enjoy classic cars and gardening.

Position vacant - secretary

Jeni Grover - treasurer

I worked as an NHS biomedical scientist in England, then Stranraer, for thirty years. I now divide my time between caring responsibilities, creating art, and community involvement.
I am treasurer for Ervie Kirkcolm Church and also their website editor.

Lesley Clayton - trustee

After gaining my fine art degree in Yorkshire, I went into teaching art, and was part of the Inclusion Department for people with special learning needs.
For many years I worked in Prison education, where I set up accreditation such as City & Guilds, National OCNs and a University Foundation Award for learners aiming towards a degree.
These links grew to form an arts alliance with hosts in many countries and I was able to visit Denmark & Germany as part of my work.
Now retired, I enjoy exploring the nature on my doorstep and making art in my home studio and my involvement with the Kirkcolm Community Trust team, means I can share my artistic skills and knowledge for the community.

James McTaggart Swan - trustee

History: shepherd, deer stalker & gamekeeper, estate forester & estate and castle manager. Now retired and amateur gardener and photographer.

Dawn Taylor - trustee

I was born a Cheshire Lass, who while touring around the country in a motorhome, fell in love with this part of the country particularly the Rhins of Galloway and Loch Ryan area, its wildlife, stunning views, and friendly people. Moved into the Corsewall area 3 years ago, still working remotely as a Financial Controller and more recently as a Personal Assistant on a part time basis. Happily married to a wildlife enthusiast for over 40 years, and after achieving my longstanding ambition of living in the country by the sea, I am now living the dream.

Ansley McClure - community development worker

My family, the McClures, have had a presence in Kirkcolm for over 40 years, and I grew up and was educated here. I’m a mum of two beautiful daughters, I have a degree in Community Development and Sport and have previously worked in the private sector NHS and Education. Now I work for the Trust I want to make a real difference in the Kirkcolm community.

Meriel McWhirter Dougan - elders worker

I'm a Wigtownshire lass from a farm near Glenluce originally, I have lived in the Kirkcolm area for the past fifteen years. I like to get involved in community life and with three children at the local school and nursery I have ample opportunity to do so!
My working background is varied; everything from farm work, to hospitality, to support work, but latterly in Further Education. I love the outdoors, local history & wildlife and living in this area is perfect to appreciate all of this.

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