In my early years I worked across the UK from Midlothian to Somerset, before returning to Dumfries and setting up a farm in the early 60’s. My travels across the UK did nothing to erase or dilute my love of Scotland. I served as councillor for 18 years, serving on a number of committees so I have a wealth of knowledge around governance.
Dumfries and Galloway is a fine place to live, I’m keen to ensure we retain our young people in this area, and encourage them to return after university and study. Lack of housing should not contribute to an outflow of talent and youth as we need to retain their skills and knowledge in our home region. I am committed to supporting Loreburns further growth and expansion, continuing to look for innovative projects that make a difference to the lives of our customers, especially in this very difficult economic times.
I currently own and manage two farms and a property portfolio and as my agricultural begins to wind down, I am looking forward to devoting more time to Loreburn. I believe it is time to begin to expand our portfolio and look for opportunities for development and growth. I am keen on economic development and bring jobs and income to the area. Growth must be well managed and co-ordinated and aligned with our mission and vision of Creating Great Places to Live. I am proud to play a part in Loreburns continuing success.