Board Members

Sir Andrew Cubie

Andrew was born in Yorkshire just after the end of the Second World War to Scottish parents from Glasgow and Argyll. He grew up in a tuberculosis sanatorium, overlooking Loch Leven where his father was the Medical Superintendent and became an apprentice gardener to him as his father was a keen more

Colin Stirling

Colin Stirling FCIH, NDH(Hons)

After many years in research and the commercial horticultural industry Colin was employed by SAC as a lecturer and then as a Senior Horticultural Advisor from 1974 to 2002 and thereafter as a self employed consultant until 2012.  He is a long standing more

Carol Anderson


Carol Anderson is an Honours Graduate from the University of Aberdeen and has spent her career as a communications professional in fundraising, PR and marketing. Her focus has always been to grow business and increase revenues. Roles with Oxfam and Help the Aged and The Prince’s more

Mike Buckley-Jones


Mike is a graduate of University of Paisley, with a BA in Business Admin & Entrepreneurship, as well as being a Chartered Fellow of CIPD and a Fellow of both CMI and ILM.

His career spans more

Linda Treliving


Dr Linda Treliving, MB,ChB, FRCPsych

Linda was a Consultant Psychatrist in psychotherapy for 25 years before retiring in 2013. She worked in Glasgow, Dundee and Aberdeen mostly with adults with a history of early trauma and latterly people with a diagnosis of Borderline more

Peter Sinclair


Following completion of Horticulture Diploma at Auchincruive, Peter became a  Horticultural Therapy volunteer at Cyrenian Farm, Edinburgh.  This led  to getting a post working within the Occupational Therapy Department at Gartnavel Royal  Hospital, Glasgow using gardening as a more

Ken Cox


Kenneth Cox is a 3rd generation planthunter, writer and nurseryman and one of the world's leading experts on rhododendrons. He is author of 12 books on Scottish gardening, plant hunting, woodland gardening and rhododendrons and has led 9 expeditions in search of plants to South and more

Stan Green

Stan Green is Managing Director of Growforth Limited, the wholesale nursery he established in 1990 which serves the horticultural trade throughout Scotland and the north of England, with a strong focus on environmental sustainability.


Stan served as President and Chairman of the more

Charles Carnegie

Charlie Carnegie, FCCA recently retired as a partner in Campbell Dallas, Accountants and business advisers where he had been for 3 years but for many years prior to that was the Managing Partner of an Accountancy practice in Perth during which time he acted for and advised a number of charitable more