There are currently 7 initial Trustees on the board of Kilmuir Community Trust. This leaves room for up to 3 co-opted members to join the board. All board Trustees must be members of the Trust and must all live in the area covered by the Kilmuir Community Council which takes in from Totescore to Balmacqueen. Co-opted Trustees who may have specific skills required by the Trust need not be living in the Kilmuir/Kilmaluag area. At the next AGM all Trustees must resign but may seek re-election by the membership.
Calum Munro lives with his wife and family in Hungladder, Kilmuir. Working first as a GM (Gaelic Medium) primary teacher then running his own joinery business. He is currently an elected member of Highland Council. Calum grew up in Glen Urquhart and has studied in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Sabhal Mòr Ostaig. He has been involved in shinty and Gaelic music and song for much of his life and has just completed an MSc in Material Culture and Gaelic History with UHI/SMO.
Iain Blair is originally from West Kilbride in Ayrshire. Along with his wife Elizabeth they moved to Herbusta, Kilmuir in 2010. Iain was employed as a Computer Engineer for 37 years in Greenock with IBM and later Lenovo. In 2007 he changed careers to become the Gaelic Development Officer for Inverclyde and the two Renfrewshire Councils. He has a son David, who lives in Stepps and a daughter Katie who lives in Western Australia. Iain served on the board of An Comunn Gaidhealach for 4 years. Currently a member of the Portree Gaelic Choir, his hobbies include music, Gaelic, gardening and walking his Labrador Mirren.
Calum hails from the parish of Kilmuir in north Trotternish, having been brought up in a croft setting at Balmacqueen in the district of Kilmaluag. He attended Kilmuir Primary School and Portree High School before taking up a career in the maritime and offshore oil industries after completing studies at Leith Nautical College, Edinburgh - a career which spanned 43 years and included spells with Marconi Marine and Norwegian companies Fred Olsen and Awilco. Calum who is a Gaelic speaker took early retirement in 2015 and now spends his time working on the family croft at Balmacqueen. He is married to Pat and has one son Jonathan. Interests include local history and genealogy and is currently Chair of the Kilmuir Historical Society.
Peter is married and lives in Kilmaluag. He moved to Skye from The Netherlands in 2012. He is a former officer in the Royal Netherlands Navy ( 16 years) and a Criminal defence barrister ( 13 years). Peter's hobbies include sailing,swimming and the outdoors. He is also the NHS First Responder for the area.
Sally Phelps moved to Skye in 1985 and started a B&B in Linicro (Kilmuir). She has been involved for many years in community affairs including Community Council, Hall Committee, Kilmuir Drama and the excavation of the Kilmuir Souterrain. Hobbies include being outdoors as much as possible, drama and reading. She has two daughters in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Stephen Varwell was brought up on the Isle of Benbecula, then moved to Skye some 20 years ago after studying at Aberdeen University. He has lived in Kilmuir for 18 of those 20 years, and now lives with his wife and teenage children on their croft in Bornaskitaig. He works as a Chartered Rural Surveyor and outside of work is currently Chair of the Kilmuir Community Council.
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