About Us

Tain & District Development Trust was established in 2017 following a community-wide consultation that highlighted a desire from local people for a grass-roots approach towards making our community a better place to live, work and play- we are tasked with facilitating social, economic and environmental growth within the Ward 7 area, which includes: Tain, Balintore, Edderton, Hill of Fearn, Hilton of Cadboll, Inver, Portmahomack, Kilmuir, Logie, Nigg and Shandwick.


Our Community Impact

Since we formed in 2017- we have raised over £300k and are currently engaged in 6 Community Projects

In 2018, after a successful bid to HIE and SSE Beatrice Wind Farm Fund, we were able to employ 4 new members of staff.

In 2019, we opened up the Tain Community Enterprise Hub to help serve our community.


Our Board

The community have entrusted the following board of directors to drive the strategic vision of our members forward:

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Sarah Mackenzie


Business & Training

Carrie Afrin


Voice Over Artist & Singer



Graphic Designer & The Arts

Duncan MacDonald


Architect & Business


Jason Ubych


Local Historian & Tourism

Lachlan Stewart


Architect & Heritage

David Macrae


Social Work & Logistics

Sharon Robertson


Sales & Youth Work


Our Team

Our team [see below] are tasked with implementing the strategic vision of the Board and manage our day to day work. Their focus is to manage community projects, cultivate support for local businesses, engage with our community and raise funds.


Business Development Manager

With a keen belief in community learning development to empower, upskill and promote self-belief in the individuals, groups and businesses she works with, Corals role is committed to business development and growth in the Tain & District area.


Community Fund Managaer

With a degree in Finance & Entrepreneurship from the University of Strathclyde, achieving a 1st Class award for her dissertation on Development Trusts and experience in supply chain at GSK, Irvine and London, book-keeping and business planning at Mackay & Co, Golspie and some work experience at the Helmsdale & District Development Trust, She brings a fresh pair of eyes to the team, with a focus on the funding landscape and helping to drive forward the trust and its projects by getting the right funding in place.


Business Administrator

Personable and detail-oriented, Caitlin is responsible for carrying out daily administrative duties. Her work also includes taking the lead on the Community Markets.


Business Development Graduate

Recently graduated from the University of Kingston, Aaron has a 1st Class Degree in Marketing and Advertising. With experience across South America and non-profit organisations across London- his role is  with business development & improving tourism with our community.


“It is an honour to head up the Tain and District Development trust team. The board is made up of local people- who have a passion for community development and a diverse set of skills, knowledge and experience. Together we are fully committed to seeing the vision of our community members through and are excited to see all of the hard work come to fruition in the future.”

Sarah Mackenizie


Contact Us




01862 857185


18 - 20 Stafford Street, Tain, IV19 1AZ

©2019 by Tain & District Development Trust.