Remake was founded in 2011, became a registered charity in 2013 and is based at our Reuse Hub at the Crieff Visitor Centre in Perthshire.
Remake Scotland's trustees oversee the management and administration of Remake, defining Remake's strategies and goals as we work towards a more sustainable future. Click on the + icon to read each of the trustees' bios.
Ellen Fenton is an experienced museums and heritage professional, currently working at the Museums of the University of St. Andrews as “Head of Experience and Engagement,” after 8 years at the National Trust. Ellen’s experience lies in organisational change and strategic planning, marketing and digital engagement, learning, outreach and volunteering.
Euan was born and raised in Edinburgh, now lives in Blairgowrie and is married with two grown-up daughters. In his early career Euan worked for Scottish & Newcastle Breweries in their East of Scotland retail public house business before moving to Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1974 to join Associated Dairies as “Sales Manager” in their North East dairy business. He was promoted to “General Manager” in 1980, becoming responsible for all production, engineering, quality control, sales, distribution, vehicle maintenance and administration, reporting to a PLC Board Director in Leeds. In late 1987 he moved to the North West to take responsibility for three of their factories making a range of dairy and related products in Kendal, Settle and Accrington
Returning to Scotland in 1991, Euan bought a small hotel in Blairgowrie which he ran for 10 years. He is currently a trustee of GrowBiz Scotland, having been a founding member, “Director” and then “Chair” at various points since 2006. He is also a founding member, past board member, and past “Chair” of Perth and Kinross Credit Union which he was involved in setting up in 2013/2014.
Euan has been and remains very much involved with the community and is also a Volunteer for Children’s Hospices Across Scotland.
Ian, a chartered insurer, fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management and a qualified executive coach, runs the leadership business: www.helptogrow.co.uk After spending many years in the corporate world, during which time he led major teams across the UK, he has had experience in most aspects of running a business. Before leaving full time employment in the corporate world, Ian had a team of over 500 people and was responsible for a budget of £1 billion. He has served on several industry, government and charity boards. Ian attended Crieff High School and has lived in Crieff all his life, despite spending a large part of his working career in London. He is married with two grown-up children.
Kim has worked in the environmental sector for a number of years, originally in environmental education, beginning in 2002. She moved over to the waste sector in 2008 and has been with Zero Waste Scotland for almost six years now, starting with developing the organisation’s internal environmental management system, then moving to a partnerships role. She now works in policy, most recently leading on the review of Scotland’s National Litter Strategy and development of next steps. She served on WWF-Scotland’s Advisory Council from 2014-2017.
She has a degree in Zoology, and postgraduate diplomas in Outdoor Education and Environmental Management. Kim lives in Craigend, just outside Perth, with her husband, Andy, and golden retriever, Innis. She enjoys gardening and cooking and, as well as renovating their house and garden, has tried her hand at a number of furniture renovation projects.
Fiona has been a teacher for 20 years. Originally an English teacher, she is now a “Support for Learning” teacher at the Community School of Auchterarder. She first became involved with Remake when she brought two pupils with additional needs to the Scrapstore for weekly work experience which proved to be a very valuable experience for Fiona as well as the young people. After a few months, Fiona volunteered to do some writing for Remake as she has some experience of freelance copywriting, including for Walkers Shortbread.
Fiona has lived in Crieff for most of her life. She is married and has two adult children. Her interests include environmental and equality issues. Recent global events have been the catalyst for applying to become a Remake trustee.
Chris has a background in community work, volunteer support, training and tutoring. She lived in Glasgow for many years before moving to Comrie, then Crieff. She has volunteered in a wide variety of roles for over 20 years and is always keen to find ways to make a positive difference to the community in which she lives. Volunteering as a trustee with Remake brought together that enthusiasm with her passion to support people in reducing waste and reusing more. Outside of Remake she works for a community organisation that is also highly active in supporting locals to rethink how they can keep goods and materials in circulation for longer. She feels strongly that how we act locally can contribute to how people across the world can all live more equitably and tread a little lighter on our planet.
Alison has been on the Remake Board of Trustees for a number of years now, having joined when she was working full time in the NHS (she is now semi-retired). She worked for the NHS for 35 years prior to her (semi) retirement, in a number of roles both in Scotland and England, with experience of working in other European countries collaborating with colleagues in the EU. Alison has a range of interests - mainly focused on family and home life - and loves to have a bit of time to relax and read, as well as time to get out in the countryside walking her dog. She is passionate about ways to re-use and repurpose all the stuff we accumulate in life, as well as about people. She holds dear the principles of trying to be tolerant of other people who may have very different views from herself and she dislikes "tribalism" in all its forms. She very much enjoys the diversity of people at Remake - staff, volunteers and Trustees - who all bring something unique but who share similar aims and values relating to the Remake world.
Seona started as a researcher in Archaeobotany and Ethnobotany in the Near East and Russia. She was the “European” and later “International Co-ordinator” for the conservation charity, Plantlife, for 15 years, working with European botanists, government agencies, universities and civil society organisations. Now she works on Erasmus+ funded training programmes in Europe for cultural and natural heritage professionals. Her interests are in providing opportunities for people to enjoy and engage with the natural world and in working with communities and across society to better manage our resources. Seona started as a scrapstore volunteer at Remake and was a trustee from 2016 until Sep 2020.