St Andrews Preservation Trust

Committees

Committees

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Our governing body is the Board of Trustees which has full decision-making authority on behalf of the membership. The Board has established a number of specialist committees and working groups to help carry out the work of the charity, each with its own terms of reference.

Browse Our Committees

Take a look at the committees which keep the Trust doing its work in the community.

The Administration Committee is to provide to support to the Manager in the day to day administration and operational development of the Trust.

Miss Anne Morris OBE (Co-Opted)

Miss Sam Ross (Trust Manager)

Mr David Strachan (Convenor)

Communications form an integral part of all aspects of the work of the Trust, however this committee is especially focused on internal communications – the way we keep in contact with our members – and external contacts between the Trust and the general public.  This includes, but is not limited to, our online presence, contact with local press and members’ newsletters.

You can view the current communications strategy here.

Mrs Dorothy Cassells (Convenor)

Ms. Erika Musselwhite (Co-Opted)

Miss Karen Petersen

Miss Sam Ross (Trust Manager)

The Committee supports the Finance Convenor in reviewing key issues related to the finances of the Trust. It provides guidance and challenges to the Finance Convenor and reviews resultant forecast and actual accounts. The Committee meets on an ad hoc basis.

Mr Jimmy Lindsay

Miss Karen Petersen (Convenor)

Miss Sam Ross (Trust Manager)

The members of the committee arrange for gardens in the town to open for a day in June as the major fundraiser for the Trust, as well as a plethora of other events .  The team consists of Trustees and gardens owners without whose knowledge we would be lost.  We aim to entice people to explore the gardens and hidden places in St Andrews which are not normally on display to the public.

Mrs June Baxter

Lady Catherine Erskine (Convenor)

Mr Simon Kidd

Mrs Dorothea Morrison

Miss Karen Petersen

Miss Sam Ross (Trust Manager)

The Museum Convenor has oversight of the various functions of the museum: the garden, the photograph collection, the scrap book group, the oral archive, ongoing research and the volunteers.

The Committee receives professional guidance from the Museum Curator and, in turn, provides support for the Curator with particular reference to exhibitions, special projects and plans for the future.

Miss Nicola Donaldson (Museum Manager/Curator)

Mr Ken Fraser

Miss Karen Petersen (Convenor)

Dr David Watkinson

The Museum Redevelopment Project Board provides oversight and guidance to the ongoing Museum Redevelopment.

Mrs Dorothy Cassells

Miss Nicola Donaldson (Museum Manager/Curator)

Mr Ronald Kay

Mr Iain Lawson (Chair)

Mr Philip Petersen

Mr David Strachan

The Planning Committee considers each planning application within the St. Andrews Central Conservation Area and Hepburn Garden Conservation Area to ensure it complies with the current Development Plan and all relevant policies.  The committee also considers all strategic planning applications using the above criteria.

Retaining the character of the two Conservation Areas is very important and that includes making sure that the traditional shop fronts are not allowed to be altered in a way that would take away the character and features which play a large part in the setting of the town.

Mr Ronald Kay

Mr John Peacock

Dr David Watkinson (Co-Opted)

For further information on the Trust’s work with plaques in St Andrews see David Watkinson’s piece “Commemoration, Plaques and the Preservation Trust” in our Annual Report and Year Book 2019.

 

Miss Jo Roger (Convenor)

Dr David Watkinson (Co-Opted)

Not What You're Looking For?

See the people who manage the operation of the Trust in our Board and Trustees page, or take a look at the Staff page, where you’ll meet the people who, along with our volunteers, keep the Trust running on a daily basis.

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