About Alyth Development Trust

Our Aims and Objectives

Alyth Development Trust was established in February 2015 to promote the social, environmental and economic wellbeing of the community of Alyth in Perthshire, Scotland.

Our aim is to develop, support and sustain activities that, in equal measure:

  • Improve the quality of life and deliver wide-ranging benefits to all in the community;
  • Support new and existing local business and enterprise to increase employment opportunities in the town;
  • Make Alyth more environmentally friendly and prepare for impacts of climate change.

We want to create:

A VIBRANT TOWN, CAPABLE OF PROVIDING A SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC LIVING

AN ACCESSIBLE TOWN

A DESTINATION TOWN THAT CAPITALISES ON ITS NATURAL AND BUILT HERITAGE

AN INCLUSIVE TOWN THAT SUPPORTS COMMUNITY COHESION

A TOWN THAT MEETS THE FUTURE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY

More details on our ambitions in this pdf: ADT Objectives Revised 6_11_17

ADT is a charity registered in Scotland, No. SC047606

Our Directors

Our Directors come from different backgrounds with a common interest in the community of Alyth.

Amanda Blakeman

Amanda is heavily involved in the Alyth and has various hats within the community. She is the Chair of the Community Council, has her own bookkeeping and accounts business and also runs the Losset Inn. She is currently Chair of the Alyth Development Trust.

Alison Bowman

Alison is a Landscape Architect, has worked for the Forestry Commission for 8 years, and various councils prior to that. She has lived in Alyth for 20 years with her husband Clive, two children, two dogs and a few hens. She is a keen painter of acrylics and watercolours and has taken part in Perthshire Open Studios for the past three years. Previously she has been secretary for Alyth Environmental Group, Alyth Out of School Care Group and Alyth Primary Parent Council.

Marian Bruce

Marian lives and works in Alyth and runs multiple businesses from her small farm at Kirklandbank. She is a scientist by training but since re-locating to Alyth has moved from medical research into farming, community work and the arts. She has extensive experience in fundraising and charity work, having been chair of Alyth Hill Users Group when she was involved in raising more than £100K for the community woodland facilities, including the Bike Park and community orchard.

Kevin Coe

Before retiring in 2016, Kevin spent more than 35 years working in journalism and public relations across various sectors:  higher education, health service delivery, social care regulation, economic development, property and land management, and manufacturing.  Kevin has held chief executive and senior management roles in both the public and private sectors, delivering media relations, public affairs, social media and internal communications campaigns and programmes at local, regional, national and international levels.  He has lived in Alyth since 1998.

Nicky MacFarlane

Nicky has lived in New Alyth for about ten years with her family, Eliot, Angus and Stella. She works part-time at Blairgowrie High School and volunteers with local groups, including Riding for the Disabled and Alyth Primary School. She enjoys the outdoors and all it has to offer around Alyth.

Simon Montador

Simon has lived with his wife Marian and family at Kirklandbank in Alyth since 2008.  He runs his own management consulting business and is in partnership with Marian on other local ventures.  In addition to these business interests, Simon has been a Board member of Impact Arts, a Scottish arts social enterprise for over 5 years and is a pro bono member of Inspiring Scotland.

Barbara Prettyman

Barbara worked with the elderly at council run care homes and later as site manager with a housing association. She has a keen interest in the local community and joined the Crooked Dreel and Concealed Hinge Society. She was involved with the Environmental Group and The Voice from their early days. She and Paul are local Tree Wardens. She and Paul use their interest in photography to run several annual competitions. She also had a large input into the Jam in the Den events.

Paul Prettyman

Paul was given the chance to train to fly as load master with British International Helicopters and served with the Royal Observer Corps. He worked in the Spar store for many years and now runs the Alyth museum. Until recently both he and Barbara ran the Alyth Voice distribution network. Paul remains a dedicated aircraft enthusiast.