After a career in the commercial property world of over 20 years based in London, Lord Aberdeen moved to his ancestral estate at Haddo in Aberdeenshire in 1995 with his wife and four children having built a new house as the main family home was in the care of the National Trust for Scotland. In addition to taking an active role in running the busy working estate which employs 25 people, he also carries out medium sized housing developments in Aberdeenshire.
It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Lord Aberdeen, patron and friend of Trellis since 2007. The 7th Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair, Alexander George Gordon died on 12th March aged 64. He passed away peacefully at his home, House of Formartine, on the Haddo Estate. Our sincere condolences and thoughts are with his wife, Joanna Clodagh Gordon, also a patron of Trellis, and their four children. We will really miss Lord Aberdeen’s dedication, intelligence and generous spirit.
Jim McColl, MBE, SHM, NDH, SDH, FrAgS
Jim is a well-known horticultural consultant and TV & radio broadcaster and has been working with people who had learning/physical difficulties since the 1960’s. He soon found how useful gardening could be in helping them achieve a sense of worth, purpose and enjoyment. That feeling hasn’t changed a bit in 50 years!
Dr Richard Simpson OBE, FRCGP, FRCPsych, DPM, DipSHEB
Honorary Professor Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport University of Stirling Nursing Midwifery and Allied Professionals Research Unit Honorary visiting Professor School of Medicine University of St Andrews.