Our Trustees bring a range of different areas of expertise to the SCIO, but are united in their desire to see Slattadale flourish as an educational facility for our young people.

Stuart Caddell

In addition to working in education since 2006, Stuart is a trained and experienced project manager with a keen interest in developing social enterprises to develop communities.

Having grown up in the community Stuart understands what is required to support our young people and meet their needs in the area.

Stuart has a strong background in both middle and senior leadership in both educationaland private business settings. He has strong administration and communication skills and is
experienced in financial reporting.

Fiona MacKenzie

Fiona has vast experience in leading and supporting various community projects. She is experienced in identifying and applying for community funding and has a sound knowledge of the ASG.

Fiona has been a member of both Bualnaluib (Aultbea) Primary School and Gairloch High School Parent Councils and has a unique ability to bring people together to plan and execute projects for the benefit of the community’s young people.

Fiona is currently working to reopen Aultbea Hall and a variety of other community projects and also has experience working in the fish farming industry in Wester Ross.

Chris Conniff

Bio to follow.

Kevin Doidge

Kevin is the First Gardener at Inverewe Garden in Poolewe. He and his family moved to the area in 2018, when his children were five and two years old and they are currently at Poolewe Primary School.

He understands the importance of having spaces like Slattadale for use by school children and how they can help with the appreciation of the natural environment.

Before he moved into horticulture, Kevin trained as an ecologist and spent many years working as a botanical surveyor, and also as volunteer warden for a NNR and SSSI in Cambridgeshire.

Kevin is looking forward to using his skills and experience to work toward the goal of creating an outdoor learning facility for local schools’

Paul Bolton

Bio to Follow


Willie White

Willie moved to Aultbea in 2020, last summer Gairloch High School pupils took him on their Duke of Edinburgh Award kayak expedition on Loch Maree and he was hooked! Willie is an outdoor education teacher, climbing and canoeing since his school days, his adventures around the world always end up back in Scotland. With a love of Mountains and Water, Willie has experience and instructor qualifications to unlock the potential of outdoor adventures in Slattadale.

From Ben Nevis to The Minch, Willie has shared amazing moments with early years through to elderly adventurers while behind the scenes overseeing the safety management and learning for sustainability aspects of education. His wealth of experience includes ScotGov and national policy advisor on curriculum and safety of outdoor, adventure and residential learning for 25 years.