Name:  Lesley Dudgeon
Position:  Chairperson
Bio:  I came to Feshiebridge in 1980, and built my house in 2004, my children attended Alvie Primary and Kingussie High. I became involved with the CC in 2011 and took the role of Secretary for the past 7 years and now take on the new challenge of being Chair from November 2019.

Name:  John Forbes Leith
Position: Vice Chair
Bio:  From Dunachton Lodge, Kincraig, John, who has 3 children, attended Alvie Primary for 14 years was tasked with setting up and running various businesses in Eastern Europe, mostly in Romania and took over running of Dunachton Estate over 25 years ago in 1990. Newly elected Vice Chair November 2019

Name: Geraldine McNab
Bio: I worked as a GP in Greenock until retirement. As a family, we had a strong connection to the Spey Valley having owned a cottage for many years and enjoying the outdoors. Resident of Insh. Joined the KVCC in 2019.

Name:  Susan Libeks
Position: Treasurer
Bio: Lives in the heart of Kincraig, since 1991, and loves village life.  Joined the Community Council initially to help organise the Burns Supper in 2014 and became a community councillor in 2017.  Works for the beautiful artisan Speyside Distillery at Glen Tromie outside Kingussie.  Used to regularly be on horseback riding the local trails, now seen cycling instead with her partner Keith. Treasurer since November 2019

Name:  Alan Cairns
Position: Community Councillor
Bio: I arrived in Kincraig 22 years ago, I am also on the village hall committee. I own the “easy jetting” business in the local area, running the local pub the Suie Bar and other adventurous occupations.

Name:  Caroline Hayes
Position:  Community Councillor
Bio: After working and traveling extensively around the world, mostly in the hospitality industry, I came to Badenoch and Strathspey in 1987 with a young family. Settling in Glen Feshie, I have lived and worked here ever since. I joined the Community Council 6 years ago with the idea of representing the views of the local residents and hopefully to give something back.

Name:  Ian Ash
Position: Community Councillor
Bio: Initially from Dalraddy, then after my retirement from teaching in 2015 when I moved into Kincraig itself, I have very much enjoyed being part of this community.  Recently, through Kingussie High School I have been involved with the youth in the area but also in the community in general through a variety of projects. I now have a variety of post retirement jobs to keep me occupied from driving the Cairngorm Funicular Railway or organising the Snowsport Hosts for their winter season. Also serving up the odd focaccia at the Old Post Office Gallery or a pint at the Suie!

Name:  Gary Cuplin
Position: Community Councillor

I am the General Manager of Balavil Estate and oversee the daily running of the business and manage the current building projects. This is my first year as a member of the Community Council, although I have been attending the meetings for the past 3 years. My background is mainly in the renovation of listed buildings. I am an ardent supporter of sustainable housing and environmental initiatives.

I look forward to being part of a strong team whose interest lies solely in representing the Local area.

Name:  Deirdre Falconer
Position:  Associate Member for Drumguish
Bio: Deirdre’s family have been natives of Badenoch for generations. An ex-Teacher and now an Estate Manager, Deirdre takes a great interest in what is happening in the local area, and is highly motivated to ensure that young local folk can find well paid employment and good quality affordable housing that will enable them to remain living in their home area. Deidre is also on the board of the Cairngorms National Park representing our local area.

Name:  Silvie Mackenzie
Position:  Associate Member for Dalnavert
Bio: Retired after living locally and working for 40 years in the outdoors with people with additional needs in the local area.

Community Councils are governed by the scheme of establishment. 

This sets out how they should operate including elections, membership rules and meeting arrangements.