Our 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 facilitate social, economic and environmental growth on the Easter Ross Peninsula, (Highland Council Ward 7) which includes: Tain, Hill of Fearn, Inver, Portmahomack, Kilmuir and Logie Easter, Milton, Nigg and the Seaboard villages of Hilton, Balintore, and Shandwick.
*Continue scrolling to find out information on our Board and our staff*
Community consultation in November 2017- led to the formation of the Trust
Introduction of Community Markets in May 2018
In December 2018, we celebrated our first Community Awards
By September 2019, we had 4 employees working for the Trust
In February 2020, we introduced training opportunities for our community
In March 2020, we became a COVID-19 Crisis Centre
By April 2020, we engaged with 95 volunteers to help support our community
Tain & District Development Trust is managed by a board of voluntary directors/trustees.
Directors also line manage and support Trust staff, being matched with staff according to specific interest and experience.
Business development and strategic planning
Voice Over Artist and Singer
Graphic Designer and The Arts
Architect and Heritage
Architect and Business
Business & Training
Say Hello to Our Team
Our team is tasked with implementing the strategic vision of the Board and managing the day to day work of the Trust which includes: Managing community projects, cultivating support for local businesses, engaging with our community and raising funds.
With a range of diverse experience across management, customer service and administration, Nickey brings a burst of energy to the team alongside excellent communication and leadership skills. Born and bred in Tain, she brings extensive local knowledge and is eager to help the community and the wider District thrive.
With a solid background in marketing and communications, working across multiple sectors including education, creative industries and engineering. Rachel is passionate about people and the written word. Growing up in a small village she understands the importance of a strong community.
Personable and detail-oriented, Caitlin is responsible for carrying out daily administrative duties. Her work also includes taking the lead on the Community Markets.
Community Liaison Officer
With a HNC in Business Studies, Dave is has worked for various local businesses & has volunteered with several local community groups including a fund raiser for CLIC Sargent Scotland [which supports children with cancer].