The Trust is overseen by a Board of directors who give up their time on a voluntary basis.
David Black (Chairman)
David is an IT professional and freelance broadcaster who has lived and worked in Stirling since 1989. His passion and dedication to Stirling’s heritage is demonstrated by his involvement in a number of groups including the Mercat Cross and City Centre Community Council and Stirling District Tourism Ltd. David is a long standing member of SCHT Board, joining in 2007 and elected Chair in 2013. David brings enthusiasm, a steady leadership and knowledge of local charities and partnership working.
Councillor Jim Thomson (Vice Chairman)
Jim has been a Councillor for the Castle Ward since 2007, representing Town Centre, Top of the Town, Raploch, Causewayhead, Cornton and Cambuskenneth. Born in Stirling, he is very proud to be a “Son of the Rock”. He spent his formative years in and around the natural and historic surroundings of Stirling Castle and takes a very keen interest in preserving Stirling’s past for future generations.
Councillor Christine Simpson
Christine represents Stirling West Ward, comprising Cambusbarron, Cultenhove, St Ninians, Carron Valley and King’s Park, which has many sites and buildings of major historic interest. Having studied Scottish History as part of her first degree, she appreciates the importance of preserving the historic centre of the town which has played such a significant role in the shaping of our heritage.
Mary lives in a listed building in Stirling, previously restored with the help of the Trust. She joined the SCHT Board to bring a consumer perspective to the work of the Trust. With a professional background in housing, she brings a practical and business understanding of issues around maintenance, repair and conservation. Previously on the Mercat Cross and City Centre Community Council, Mary remains keen to preserve both the heritage and the quality of life in Stirling City Centre.
Caron Moodie (Company Secretary)
Caron is a Chartered Surveyor who has lived and worked in Stirling since 1999. She works on property development projects on behalf of Stirling Development Agency Ltd and brings a wealth of understanding of commercial property, finance and contracts to the Board. Caron joined the SCHT Board in 2013 to further her keen interest in the conservation of the city’s historic buildings and landscapes to enhance the vitality of Stirling.
Gordon is a local Chartered Structural Engineer who has lived and worked in Stirling since 1989. He has worked on a variety of domestic projects throughout the Stirling area including structural alterations and maintenance of historic buildings. Gordon joined the Board in 2013 bringing his professional knowledge and keen interest in the maintenance and preservation of Stirling’s historic buildings.
Andy is Stirling born and bred and a Chartered Surveyor with 35 years’ experience. He has a passion for Stirling’s history and in particular the City’s built heritage and has spoken at many local events. He brings enthusiasm and a solid knowledge of buildings to the work of the Trust.
Jim joined the Board in 2014. Jim is a retired HR consultant with many years of experience of working both in private practice and the public sector. He brings skills which assist in the governance and management of the Trust.
Michael graduated in 2009 and became a Chartered Building Surveyor in 2013. He was born and raised in Stirling and currently lives here. He works for a firm of commercial property consultants in Edinburgh acting as Lead Designer and Contract Administrator for conservation and restoration works to a variety of listed buildings across the country. Michael is currently studying for a Masters in Conservation (Technology and Management) at Heriot-Watt University.