Our organisation

Meet the team

Our Development Officer and Administrator are based in our Ellon office. They look after the day to day running of the charity. If we can help or you’ve got a question please get in touch.  

Rod Gunson, Development Officer

Rod Gunson
Development Officer

01358 720 584

Help and advice on funding, governance, community action plans and support for community groups. 

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Peter Ridout
Administrator

01358 720 584

Grant system administration, grant processing, office administration and the Formartine in Blossom and Bloom competitions.

Board members of trustees

Our Board is made up of individual trustees and trustees who represent our Community Councils

Becoming a trustee

If you are interested in becoming a trustee please email us at info@frp.scot

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John Loveday

Chair

John in the current chair of the Formartine Partnership Ltd and the Formartine Rural Partnership (Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation).  He has been a member of the Formartine Partnership since its inception in 1997. He is a radio Communications Engineer by trade andwas an Aberdeenshire councillor for 13 years, and Chair of Meldrum and Bourtie Community Council for 10 years before that. Previously he spent 15 years in Local Scouting including being part of the Scouting Adult Leader Training team. Currently on Aberdeenshire’s Community Partnership Board as representative for all the Rural Partnerships in Aberdeenshire. John is now retired from business and enjoying walking, DIY and Amateur Radio.

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John Loder

Vice-Chair

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Treasurer

To be appointed

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Yvonne Milne

Trustee

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Mark Andrew

Trustee

Mark is a Trustee as a result of being Clerk to the Ythan District Fishery Board, his main interest is the environment focusing on watercourses in Formartine area and ensuring they are as environmentally good in terms of habitat and water quality as they can be for native fish species.

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Alistair Sinclair

Trustee

Alistair has an M.A.Dip.F.B.O.M from Kings College, Aberdeen. He is Chair of Sinclair Agricultural and Recycling Services,Ltd. and Chair of Ythan Biodiversity Volunteers.  He has a local farm and a contract/waste management handling and anaerobic digestion business. 

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John Thomson

Trustee

John is a retired engineer. He's closely involved in local organisations including the Tarves Community Council (Vice Chair), Tarves Heritage Project (Vice Chair), Tarves Ramblers (Chair), Tarves Branch Royal British Legion Scotland (Secretary / Treasurer, Standard Bearer, Welfare Officer and Poppy Convenor) and the Royal British Legion Scotland East Aberdeenshire Landward Zone (Secretary / Treasurer and Vice-chair).

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Brian Martin

Trustee

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Fred Tadhunter

Trustee

Fred is a retired Project Engineer, he moved to the North East in 1982 and has lived in Ellon since 1991. Fred has been involved in many different environmental organisations and was, for 20 years, a volunteer in a Nursery growing local native species of trees and wild flowers from seed collected around the North East.

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Louise McAllister

Trustee
Ellon Community Council representive

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Vacancy

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Auchterless, Inverkeithny and Fisherford Community Council representive

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Belhelvie Community Council representive

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Collieston and Slains Community Council representive

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Foveran Community Council representive

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Fyvie, Rothienorman and Monquhitter Community Council representive

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Meldrum, Bourtie and Daviot Community Council representive

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Methlick Community Council representive

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Tarves Community Council representive

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Turriff and District Community Council representive

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Udny Community Council representive

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Ythan Community Council representive

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Contact 

29 Bridge Street

Ellon, AB41 9AA, UK

01358 720 584

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