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Love Oor Lang Toun Kirkcaldy

Trustees

Meet the faces behind Love Oor Lang Toun

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Christine May

Chair of the Board

Christine became chair of LOLT in March 2022. A native of Dublin, she has lived with her Fifer husband in Kirkcaldy since 1984 and has worked and raised her now adult family in the town.

 

Christine is chair of two other local charities: Fife Historic Buildings Trust, a charity which has invested over £40m in bringing heritage buildings and townscapes back into productive use across Fife, and Greener Kirkcaldy which works to build a sustainable Kirkcaldy.

 

With a varied career in catering management, Further Education lecturing, local, national and European politics, public sector audit, and her own environmental consultancy, she brings a wide knowledge of both the public and private sector to the board, together with a great love for her adopted home town and region.

 

A keen walker, she is often seen around Kirkcaldy, taking advantage of all that the area has to offer and enjoying the off-the-beaten-track parts of the town.

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Heather Stuart

Director

Heather has been a director of Love Oor Lang Toun since it was set up in 2020.

Born and brought up in Kirkcaldy, she has worked in the arts and culture sector for over 15 years and is Chief Executive of OnFife. As well as working in central and local government and the private sector, her career has included roles as Chief Executive of the Scottish Objective 3 Partnership for Scotland securing £300m of funding, Director of Regeneration at Communities Scotland and Head of Cultural and Community Services at Perth and Kinross Council. 

Out with work, she is District Governor for Scotland North in Rotary International. A keen golfer and also loves skiing.

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Suzy Goodsir

Director

Suzy has been a Director of the Love Oor Lang Toun CIC since it was first set up, in 2020. 

Suzy has worked in the voluntary sector since 2011, leading great teams, developing strategy, and finding the resources needed to put ideas into practice. In her free time she loves walking, running and cycling Kirkcaldy’s parks, beaches and woodlands.

Andrew Lowrie

Andrew Lowrie

Director

Andrew joined as a director of Love Oor Lang Toun in 2022.

 

Kirkcaldy born and bred Andrew has spent most of his working career in the fastenings and fixings industry and has worked extensively throughout the UK.  Andrew recently retired and relocated back to Kirkcaldy. 

 

His hobby is theatre and Andrew is a past President of local amateur musical society KAOS, and whilst living in Birmingham was Chairman of the pro/am venue The Crescent Theatre.  He was also Chairman of the national organisation, the Little Theatre Guild of Great Britain. 

 

Andrew has a passion for his home town of Kirkcaldy and is delighted to join the board of LOLT.

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Louise Canny

Director

Louise joined the Love Oor Lang Toun board in 2022.  Louise is the owner of Eloise Jewellery and also started the popular Artisan Fridays Market.

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Amanda Allan

Director

Amanda joined the Love Oor Lang Toun board in 2022. Amanda is the owner of Heavenly Sensations on Kirkcaldy High Street.

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Lucy McTernan

Director

Lucy is new to Kirkcaldy having moved across the Forth from Edinburgh in 2022. Enthused by the potential of her new home town and with a thirty year career in running voluntary organisations Lucy hopes to help LOLT reach its ambitions by working on governance, fundraising and community engagement.

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Steven Hay

Director

Steven joined LOLT as a Director in September 2022.

He is a Chartered Company Secretary and a Chartered Accountant and has worked as a company secretary and accountant for public listed investment trust companies for 35 years.

Steven has lived in Kirkcaldy most of his life, is interested in the town’s history and thinks there are many great things about the town - in particular its people and the wonderful parks it has to offer. He believes in the regeneration of the Town Centre, developing it more as a social hub.

A keen golfer, Steven has been a member of Kirkcaldy Golf Club for over 30 years.

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