South Ayrshire Local Access Forum - Members
The following people are currently members of the South Ayrshire Local Access Forum.
Jenny is secretary of Dailly Community Council and is involved in the management
of Kilkerran Estate where she lives. She has been active in promoting the provision
of outdoor access on the estate and is a keen horse rider and enjoys walking.
Douglas is member of Troon Community Council with responsibility for paths in the
area and Footpath Countryside and Walks Co-ordinator for the South Ayrshire Ramblers.
He is also involved in co-ordinating local routes involving a number of Community
Colin is a local farmer and livestock agent. Currently he is Vice-Chairman of the
South Ayrshire Branch of the National Farmers Union and is also the Ayrshire representative
on the NFU’s Environment and Land Use Committee.
Andy is one of the Council’s representatives on the Forum and is the Scottish
Labour Party Councillor for Kyle.
Keith represents Forestry Commission Scotland. He is Head of Tourism, Recreation
and Environment for the Galloway Forest Park. His interests include walking and
cycling. He has a wide knowledge of forest recreation and has had previous involvement
in Outdoor access as a member of the Lochabar Access Group.
Euan is a local solicitor, former Prestwick Community Councillor, and currently
sits on Kingcase Primary and Prestwick Academy Parent Councils as well as having
an involvement in a number of charities. He is a keen walker and climber and has
been the local representative for Scotways (Scottish Rights of Way and Access Society)
since 1991 and sits on their National Legal Committee. Euan has many years of experience
of disputes involving access to land issues as well as carrying out path investigations
for Scotways and for the Ayrshire & Galloway sections of the book "Scottish Hill
Tracks". Euan is also a member of the Arran Access Trust.
Robin is a retired Architectural Technologist. He is a keen angler, board member
of the River Ayr District Salmon Fishery Board, Trustee of the Ayrshire Rivers Trust
and President of Ladykirk Angling Club.
Fiona’s role is in cycling development, working with clubs, coaches, event organisers, schools
and local authorities to provide opportunities for riders of all ages and abilities. She is
a qualified level 1 ride leader and level 2 coach. She is a keen cyclist and has been for
26 years, and has cycled regularly both on and off road, and has commuted by bicycle to work
in the past. She is in regular contact with cycling clubs in Ayrshire, so can feedback their
views on access issues to the group, and understands the issues faced by cyclists.
David has a strong interest in outdoor sports and has been an active canoeist for 45 years. This is
mainly river paddling and included slalom in his younger days. He is the Scottish Canoe Association’s
River Advisor for the River Doon, a voluntary position to provide a point of contact. Walking is
another interest; having completed a number of long distance footpaths. In his professional life
he is accustomed to discussing issues, negotiation and conflict resolution with a wide variety of
people. He recognises the need for outdoor recreation, and the business needs of land managers.
Colin is a very keen cyclist and walker, and is a member of Sustrans and Ramblers Scotland. He cares about outdoor
access for all, where available, but where it is appropriate and responsible. He has experience in inspecting
routes and producing route audits.
Mike has served Golf in many roles including the current Secretary of Ayr Neptune Golf Club and previously the Treasurer of the
Swindon Golf Club (now Ogbourne Downs Golf Club). He is a Scottish Golf Course Rating Official and a Scottish Golf Certified
Rules Referee, and attended 58 Golf Championships as a volunteer (in a variety of roles) at Open Golf Championships, European
Tour Qualifying Schools, British Senior Opens, Scottish Open Championships (Men's and Ladies), Open Final Qualifying and many
other events. He is a member of the Glasgow Golf Club (Gailes Links), and also an Executive member of The Ayrshire Golf Association.
Mike was a Hockey Umpire for over 30yrs, during which time he spent 25yrs as an Hockey Administrator, at International, National, County
and Club Level, for both the English and Scottish Hockey Umpire Associations.
Professionally, he is a qualified Health, Safety and Environmental Officer, a former Accountant, I.T. Specialist, and has recently retired
from the role of UK North Region Security Manager for one of the top four UK Banks.