Scottish Access Officer Contact List

Northern Isles

Local Authority Access Staff Job Title Phone E-mail
Shetland Kevin Serginson Access Officer 01595 744169 [email protected]
Orkney Ross Irvine Access Officer (Development and Marine Planning) 01856 873535 Ext 2541 [email protected]


Western Isles

Local Authority Access Staff Job Title Phone E-mail
Western Isles Peter Coldwell Access and Environment Officer 01870 604990 [email protected]



Local Authority Access Staff Job Title Phone E-mail
Highland Stewart Eastaugh AO for Inverness, Lochaber and Nairn Mobile 07884 752289 [email protected]
Highland Phil Waite Outdoor Access & Long Distance Route Manager; AO for Ross & Cromarty, Skye & Lochalsh 01349 868431 [email protected]
Highland Matt Dent AO (Caithness & Sutherland) 01408 635377 [email protected]



Local Authority Access Staff Job Title Phone E-mail
Aberdeen Karen van Eeden Environmental Planner

01224 523316

[email protected]
Aberdeen Gordon McLean Environmental Planner

01224 522014

[email protected]
Aberdeenshire  Bridget Freeman Outdoor Access Officer (covering Aberdeenshire North)

M: 07825 118083

[email protected]
Aberdeenshire Richard Elliot Outdoor Access Officer (covering Aberdeenshire South)

01467 535681
M: 07884 547266

[email protected]
Moray Ian Douglas Access Manager

01343 557049
M: 07812 969124

[email protected]

Tayside and Clackmannanshire

Local Authority Access Staff Job Title Phone E-mail
Clackmannanshire Lawrence Hunter Access Officer 01259 452681 [email protected]
Perth and Kinross Dave Stubbs Area Greenspace Coordinator (Communities) 01738 475347 [email protected]
Perth and Kinross Jane Pritchard Greenspace Coordinator (Policy) 01738 475332 [email protected]
Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust Lindsey Gibb Interim Trust Manager 01738 476580 [email protected]
Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust Bid Strachan Communities and Grants Officer 01738 475348 [email protected]
Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust Andy Barrie Strategic Routes Officer 01738 475239 [email protected]
Angus Paul Clark Countryside Access Officer 01307 491863 [email protected]
Dundee John Whyman Outdoor Access Officer 01382 434769 [email protected]


Argyll and Stirlingshire

Local Authority Access Staff Job Title Phone E-mail
Argyll and Bute Jolyon Gritten Access Manager 01546 604314 [email protected]
Stirling Angela Simpson Access & Sustainable Travel Officer 01786 233458 [email protected]


Strathclyde and Ayrshire

Local Authority Access Staff Job Title Phone E-mail
Glasgow Sue Hilder Outdoor Access Officer 0141 287 8585 [email protected]
East Renfrewshire Mark Brand Access Officer 0141 577 3882 [email protected]
Whitelee Access Project Officer Nick Prower Access Project Officer 0141 577 3569 [email protected]
Renfrewshire Andrew Mackenzie Access Officer 0141 618 7840 [email protected]
Inverclyde AO post vacant - Charlie Cairns (interim contact) Lower Clyde Greenspace 01475 712464 [email protected]
West Dunbartonshire Donald Petrie Access Officer 01389 608407 [email protected]
East Dunbartonshire John Oates Access and Path Development Officer 0300 123 4510
M: 07919 210438
[email protected]
North Lanarkshire Cheryl Oliver/Hugh Illgunas (job share) Access Officer 01236 632 715 [email protected]
[email protected]
South Lanarkshire Simon Pilpel Landscape and Access Development Manager 07795 453825 [email protected]
South Lanarkshire Alan Bannister Access Officer 01698 717790
M: 07795 453428
[email protected]
North Ayrshire Claire Fitzsimmons Active Travel and Transport Manager 01294 315305 [email protected]
North Ayrshire Kate Cuthbert Active Travel Hub Officer 01294 324298 [email protected]
East Ayrshire Anneke Freel Countryside Development Manager 01563 554748 [email protected]
East Ayrshire Louise Kyle Countryside Marketing Officer 01563 554751 [email protected]
East Ayrshire Neil McLauchlan Green Infrastructure Development Officer 01563 554756 [email protected]
South Ayrshire Rachel Shipley Access Officer 01292 616426 [email protected]
South Ayrshire Neil Feggans Development Planning Team Leader 01292 616128 [email protected]

Dumfries and Galloway

Local Authority Access Staff Job Title Phone E-mail
Dumfries and Galloway Bryan Scott Countryside Development Officer 01387 273985 or 07825 712125 [email protected]
Dumfries and Galloway Ross Gemmell Access Ranger 033 33 33 3000 or 078345 67893 [email protected]
Dumfries and Galloway Richard Masters Access Officer (East) 07824 708192 [email protected]
Dumfries and Galloway Vacancy Access Ranger n/a n/a


Forth and Borders

Local Authority Access Staff Job Title Phone E-mail
Scottish Borders Keith Robeson Senior Countryside Ranger 01835 825070
M: 07768 987949
[email protected]
Scottish Borders Erica Niven Access Ranger (West) 01835 825070 [email protected]
Scottish Borders Post Vacant (Nov 2019) Access Ranger (East) n/a n/a
Scottish Borders Susan Gray Access Ranger (South) 01835 825070 [email protected]
East Lothian Nick Morgan Outdoor Access Officer 01620 827671 [email protected]
Midlothian James Kinch Land Resources Manager, Land & Countryside Service Resources

0131 561 5256
M: 07808 398 726

[email protected]
West Lothian Beverly Stirling Ranger Services Manager

01506 284516
M: 07919 628 986

[email protected]
West Lothian Eirwen Hopwood Parks and Woodland Manager 01506 284516 [email protected]
Falkirk Angus Duncan Outdoor Access Team Leader 01324 504928 [email protected]
Falkirk Fiona Wishart Access Ranger (West) 01324 501016 [email protected]
Falkirk Lesley Sweeney Access Ranger (East) 01324 501017 [email protected]
Fife Sarah Johnston Access Officer 01592 583239 [email protected]
Fife Coast & Countryside Trust Chris Broome Chief Executive n/a n/a
Fife Coast & Countryside Trust Robbie Blyth Coastal Team Leader 01592 748334 [email protected]
Fife Coast & Countryside Trust Simon Scott Countryside Services Team Leader 01592 583240 [email protected]
Edinburgh Martin Duncan (part-time post) Access Officer 0131 529 2416
M: 07798 505 305
[email protected]


National Parks

Park Access Staff Job Title Phone E-mail
Cairngorms David Clyne Recreation and Access Manager 01479 870549 [email protected]
Cairngorms Douglas Stewart Access Officer 01479 870533 [email protected]
Cairngorms Adam Streeter-Smith Access Officer 01479 870539 [email protected]
Loch Lomond & the Trossachs Kenny Auld Recreation Access & Health Manager 01389 722640 [email protected]
Loch Lomond & the Trossachs Dave Robinson Access and Recreation Officer 01389 722147 [email protected]
Loch Lomond & the Trossachs Guy Keating Recreation and Access Advisor 01389 722677
M: 07739 775050
[email protected]


National Organisations


Access Staff/contact

Job Title



National Access Forum

Janice Winning


0131 316 2639

[email protected] 

Scottish Land & Estates

Jason Rust (providing temporary cover as at July 2019)

Legal Advisor

0131 653 5400

[email protected]

Scottish Canoe Association

Robin Cole

Access and Environment Officer

0141 357 0030 or

07724 133 378

[email protected]

British Horse Society

Helene Mauchlen

Development Officer

01764 656334

[email protected]

Mountaineering Scotland

David Black

Access & Conservation Officer

01333 320701

[email protected]

Scottish Rights of Way & Access Society (Scotways)

Alison Riddell

National Secretary

0131 558 1222

[email protected]

Scottish Rights of Way & Access Society (Scotways) Eleisha Fahy Senior Access Officer 0131 558 1222 [email protected]
Ramblers Scotland Brendan Paddy Director 020 3961 3271/07825 994 592 [email protected]
Ramblers Scotland Helen Todd Campaigns & Policy Manager 0131 472 7006 [email protected]

Defence Estates

Scott Ashworth

Access & Recreation Advisor

01383 648077

[email protected]

Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland

Graeme McLean

Project Manager

0141 554 6021

[email protected]

Forest and Land Scotland

Kevin Lafferty

Policy Advisor - Access, Health & Recreation

03000 675 292

[email protected]

Paths for All

Rona Gibb

Development Manager

01259 218888

[email protected]


Forest and Land Scotland District Access Leads


Keith Muir

Communities, Recreation & Tourism Lead

01671 402420

[email protected]

Dumfries & Borders

Hugh McKay

Communities, Recreation & Tourism Lead

01387 860247

[email protected]

Scottish Lowlands

Jeremy Thompson

Communities, Recreation & Tourism Lead

01555 660190

[email protected]

Cowal & Trossachs

Stuart Chalmers

Communities, Recreation & Tourism Lead

01877 382383

[email protected]

West Argyll

Helen Watt

Communities, Recreation & Tourism Lead

01631 565091

[email protected]


Craig Millar

Recreation & Tourism Lead

01397 702184

[email protected]

Moray & Aberdeenshire

Calum Murray

Communities, Recreation and Tourism Lead

01224 440732

[email protected]

North Highland

Hazel MacLean

Communities, Recreation and Tourism Lead

01738 450791

[email protected]

Inverness Ross & Skye

Jack Mackay

Communities, Recreation and Tourism Lead

01463 791575

[email protected]


Hamish Murray

Communities, Recreation and Tourism Lead

01350 727284

[email protected]


National Farmers Union Scotland (NFUS) Regional Access Leads

Jonnie Hall

Head of Rural Policy

07770 934898

[email protected]

Gemma Cooper

Legal and Technical Policy Manager

07825 993261

[email protected]


Kate Maitland

Regional Manager
(East Central)

07919 001239

[email protected]

Ian Wilson

Regional Manager
(Highland; Orkney; Shetland)

07775 915988

[email protected]

Lorna Paterson

Regional Manager
(North East)

07786 860453

[email protected]

Christine Cuthbertson

Regional Manager

07775 838926

[email protected]

Teresa Dougall

Regional Manager
(Dumfries & Galloway)

07718 250534

[email protected]

Lucy Sumsion

Regional Manager
(Argyll & Islands)

07787 434104

[email protected]

Lisa Roberts

Regional Manager
(Forth and Clyde)

07789 796582

[email protected]

Kerry Clark

Regional Manager
(Lothians and Borders)

07780 441750

[email protected]


The latest information can be found on this webpage but the pdf may be out of date.

Published: 2021

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