Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is made up of between seven and fifteen volunteer Trustees. Directors can either be members, or co-opted to the organisation. Directors can be co-opted at any time of year, but are officially elected as Member-Directors at the Annual General Meeting.

There are currently four vacancies on the LCDT Board. If you are interested in what being a director involves, please contact us for more information.

Details below of the current LCDT Board of Directors.

Current Directors

Fraser Falconer (Chair)

Now retired from a 40 year full time career in the public and voluntary sector. Following my graduation from Moray House , I worked in youth and community work in the Highlands, then a period with OXFAM both as a fundraiser and a member of staff in India and Bangladesh. This was then followed by leading a community enterprise in Glasgow before joining the BBC in 1990 as Head of the Children In Need Appeal in Scotland. Amongst a number of current voluntary commitments, I am on the Boards of Youthlink and Scottish Spina Bifida Association and Chair the Scottish Government’s Play Strategy Group.

Rebecca Holmes (Secretary)

I grew up in a close-knit community in small town Australia. Volunteering and ‘giving back’ was part of every day life. Community wasn’t something that was talked about – it just… Was. My husband and I moved to Linlithgow over 12 years ago in search of such a community. We very quickly realised how lucky we’d been to choose to live here.

I have a varied background primarily in administrative and change management roles. Most recently I was very happy to have worked with LCDT as a Development Worker.

When I’m not Mummy-ing our three girls or volunteering with LCDT, you’ll find me either Chairing the Friends of Low Port Primary School SCIO, or lobbying for greater care and support for those with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.

Having resigned my LCDT Development Worker post to focus on my family and health, I am pleased to continue to serve the community as a volunteer LCDT Director/Trustee.

Jon Norton (Treasurer)

img_2718Jon moved to Linlithgow in 2005 and lives with his wife and three children. He is the Company Secretary and member of the Wheeled Sports Initiative sub-group.



Matthew Ball

Matthew is Group Art Director at Think in Glasgow. He designs a range of magazines for member organisations like Historic Scotland, the Royal Photographic Society and The National Trust Scotland.

He is a keen cyclist having helped get the Linlithgow Cycle Action Group up and running and is also a founding member of West Lothian Clarion Cycling Club and its youth coaching section. He is a Scottish Cycling level 2 coach specialising in road and track cycling and coaches youth riders twice a week, with the adult coaching session thrown in too.
Matthew moved to Linlithgow in 2004 and lives here with his wife and son.
Neil Barnes
Neil joined as a voluntary trustee in 2017 having followed the CDT’s journey from a fledgling charity. In his spare time, Neil also volunteers for Transition Linlithgow and Burgh Beautiful. Since 2010, after Neil and his family moved to the town, he’s been giving free energy advice, leading litter picks, developing ideas and local projects.
Neil brings his experience from working at 2 small charitable community trusts in Glasgow and Fauldhouse, and a career spanning almost 3 decades in teaching, environmental management, energy, renewable energy, affordable warmth, public health, community planning and regeneration.
Growing up with a passion for the environment, wildlife and tackling social injustice, Neil is very keen to help the trust develop new social enterprise initiatives – including ‘Linlith-Go-Solar‘ – a new, innovative approach to renewable energy and community development. Neil is also very keen to involve young people following on from his years as a teacher, and latterly in his current job as Communities Manager for Warmworks Scotland where he is supporting several employment and training related activities for Year of Young People Scotland 2018.
Elaine Brown

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Tom Conn

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Chris Horne

Founder and owner of Taylor Horne, Chris works across the private and third sector specialising in growing and encouraging sustainability of small enterprises.  Following fifteen years in the recruitment industry, Chris became the Chief Executive of Pilotlight Scotland – a charity utilising the skills of senior business people to help small charities grow.  When his role moved to London in a group-wide change, Chris decided to stay in Scotland and took on the role of Sustainability Programmes Manager at Standard Life, leading a number of programmes including global volunteering, employability for particular target groups and a number of the community engagement initiatives.

Outside work, Chris is Director of Volunteer Scotland, Co-Chair of The Bike Station, sits on the Edinburgh Social Enterprise Network strategy group and is a member of the Linlithgow town management group. Chris and his family are also members of St John’s Church in the town.

Chris moved to Linlithgow in 1999, and lives here with his wife and two children.

Gail Millar

Gail is currently Director and Partner of an Edinburgh law firm, with specialist interest in Personal Injury law.  She has over a decade’s experience in litigation at all levels in the Scottish Courts, though she predominantly practises in the Sheriff Courts and in Scotland’s highest civil court, the Court of Session.  Having undertaken additional legal training she is also a Solicitor Advocate which enables her to appear in the Court of Session undertaking advocacy work at the highest level.

Prior to her legal career, Gail was a teacher of Modern Studies and Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies (RMPS) at schools in West Lothian and the City of Edinburgh.  She is a former member of HM Diplomatic Service, where she was engaged in political work both within the Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s Middle East Department and  abroad in Zimbabwe.

Tom Kerr

Lived in Linlithgow all his life, attended Linlithgow Primary and Linlithgow Academy. Also his family were raised and educated in Linlithgow. Had a sea going career with BP Tanker Co.Ltd. with service from Engineer Cadet – Chief Engineer. Followed by a Senior Lecturers post at Glasgow College of Nautical Studies. Marine Consulting and Training Contract, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Tom has also operated his own Marine Surveying and Consultancy Business which included work for: Marine Underwriters, Freight Forwarders, Ship Owners, Ships Agents, Shippers and Receivers of Cargo.

He has been and elected Councillor for Linlithgow since 1992 and Provost of West Lothian since 2007. Serving on many different Committees over the years.

Katherine Orr

I first decided to get involved with the LCDT after moving into the community with two friends. All of us are youth workers and wanted to get involved in the community in more ways than our jobs. For me, this was the LCDT and I am excited about what is happening in Linlithgow.
In my job as Youth Support Worker at Linlithgow Young People’s Project I have the opportunity to focus on improving the mental health of young people in Linlithgow through mentoring, training and group work. This is something I am very passionate about and which there is certainly a need for. I would love to see young people more visible in the local community for all the positive things they do and empowered to get involved in the change and development of their town.