Billy Dick, Chairperson
I so enjoy being on the Board of Trustees. I first became aware of the Nursery when my little boy joined this extended caring family. The staff were implicit in forming his foundations to becoming a friendly; conscientious and rounded young man. I am privileged to be able to help GCCC in any way I can and especially excited to continue being a part of its future.
Michael has lived in Drumnadrochit since 2004. He has owned and run Drumnadrochit Boarding Kennels & Cattery for the last 15 years. In that time, he and his wife have had two children who have both attended and enjoyed the facilities at the Childcare Centre. Michael first became involved with the Board of Trustees in 2011 and with his background in Financial Services, has advised and helped the Centre. Michael is also part of the Parent Council at Glen Urquhart Primary School and is one of the coaches at Glen Urquhart Football Club.
My name is Barbara Girvan and I am a part time Primary School Teacher. I qualified 9 years ago and over the last 6 years have gradually given up full time teaching to focus more on our farming business, with my husband and three children. We have sheep, cattle and in 2018 opened the first ever ‘pick your own’ pumpkin patch in the Highlands. During the winter I enjoy snow sports and in the summer, I like to get outdoors as much as possible. I am passionate about learning, and the young people in our community, and am keen to be able to help drive the childcare centre forward.
Born and brought up in London, with a love of the Highlands inherited from his Scottish mother, Richard moved to the area from Crieff in 2018 with his wife and three young children. He brings experience of 25 years as a Civil Servant with a focus on international affairs, having worked for the Department for International Development and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, mainly in policy roles. He speaks fluent Spanish. He has recently left the Civil Service and is keen to draw on his skills and experience to play a full and active role in the local community.
Kerry has been Secretary for GUCC the past two years and has worked for the bank for the past 12 years. She lives down the Glen with her husband, Isak and two children, Ella-May and Grayson whom also attends the centre. She loves to have lots of animals around her and volunteers to help in the community whenever she can. She currently hosts the community Halloween and Christmas parties for all the children of the Glen which is her favourite thing to do.
Abi lives in Shenval with her husband, Stuart, two kids Lola and Emma and sister Natasha. Running her two family businesses from home, she can regularly be found hunched over her laptop in her pyjamas muttering that she “should have left five minutes ago!” Abi enjoys being involved in community projects and is also on the Highland Games Committee as well as being a keen supported of GlenUrquhart Women’s Shinty Club. In her spare time she enjoys getting out with her dogs.