Board Members

Alan Bell

Alan Bell

 

Alan has been involved with Trellis since 2002. He has worked at the National Trust for Scotland’s Culzean Castle and in the gardens at Holyrood Palace. In the late 80’s he worked as an advisor for the Society for Horticultural Therapy, based in Somerset but assisting projects across the UK. He went on to set up the organisation’s Scottish office, which later became Community

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Iain Mackintosh

 

MA, BSc, FCMI, FIBC, MBCS. Based in Perth, Iain runs his own business providing line and project management services to corporate clients, plus business administration and website development services to smaller organisations

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 Scottish Youth Business Trust involved creative and innovative approaches to finding new sources of income

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Colin Stirling

 

FIHort, NDH (Hons), MBPR (Hort. Colin is a director of HortiCS, a horticultural advisory business, He was employed by SAC as the Senior Horticultural Advisor from 1988–2002 providing an advisory service to the north and east of Scotland. He is a director of Trellis and Chairman of Pitcaple Environment Project Ltd. The latter is a registered charity providing horticultural training

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John Smith

John Smith

 

John Smith runs a horticultural education and advice consultancy company. He previously managed and lectured at Suntrap Garden and Lifelong Learning Centre near Edinburgh on behalf of Oatridge College who he worked with for 24 years. John’s interest in horticulture has seen him working on projects as diverse as the King’s Palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Pallet Gardens at Gardening

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David Knott

David Knott

 

Currently the Curator Living Collection, RBGE. Previously Curator of Dawyck Botanic Garden, near Peebles, and Garden Supervisor at Logan Botanic Garden, Head Gardener Castle Kennedy Gardens, Assistant Head Gardener Brodick Castle Garden, spent a year at Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania. Studied at Threave Gardens and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and started his career at Branklyn

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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 the insurance industry where he held a variety of roles, laterally as a senior manager for a major “blue chip” insurer and successfully led one of the company’s largest regions to a top

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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 Personality Disorder(BPD). She established a successful treatment approach in Aberdeen called Mentalization

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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 therapeutic tool for clients with mental illness.

For the last 23 years Peter had the pleasure of

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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 South-East Tibet and Arunachal Pradesh. Kenneth is managing director of the family firm Glendoick

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