mid atholl community council

Current members of the council are listed below. You can contact them via email by clicking on their name or by using any other contact details given.

Stuart Smith (Chair)

Stuart stays in Grandtully and was co-opted onto the Community Council in 2005. He has served as its Chair since then apart from a break from 2010-2011. He has also served on other local groups such as the Grandtully Hall and Recreation Committee and Upper Tay Paths Group.

John Grant (Vice-chair)

Telephone: 01796 482589

John is married with one child in their final year at primary and has lived in the Ballinluig area all his life apart from a short interlude when he joined the RAF and trained to be a MT driver. After being discharged on medical grounds he returned to Ballinluig where he has worked locally ever since.

John was invited to join the Atholl Highlanders in 2000 and has been an active soldier in the Duke’s private army ever since. He was presented with his 10 years service medal this year.

John represents Ballinluig and Logierait within the community council, he has served on the Ballinluig Hall Committee for several years and enjoys working to improve the local area.

Stan Bruce (Secretary)

Telephone: 01796 482489

Born in Glasgow, Stan moved to his present home in Balnaguard in 1936. He attended Grandtully School and Breadalbane Academy until 1949 before joining the RAF as a boy entrant. After 37 years' military service, he spent 11 years as a technical author in the nuclear industry.

When he retired in 1999 he began attending local CC meetings regularly and was elected to our Community Council at the May 2004 elections. He became our Secretary in May 2006 and one of his main aims is getting the community involved in more than just NIMBY topics. In 2009, Stan also became Secretary of the Council of Perth & Kinross Community Councils. On our CC he represents Balnaguard and Dalguise area.

Graham Huggins (Treasurer and Griffin Fund Advisory Panel)

Telephone: 01887 840498

Graham is married with three grown up children and after living in Tulliemet on the hills above Ballinluig for 20 years has now moved to Strathtay. In his professional career he has held a number of managerial jobs throughout the world. He is a qualified engineer but soon made a major career change to become a City money broker.

In 1991 seeking a new challenge he created a groundbreaking training programme for financial dealers and brokers, later becoming chairman of the largest energy sector interdealer broker in the world. He has recently started a media production company embracing the latest internet technology.

On the Community Council he was elected to represent the Ballinluig and Logierait area. He represents the CC on the new Griffin Wind Farm Community Benefit Advisory Panel and takes a special interest in renewable energy.

Pam Blanks (Griffin micro grants)

Telephone: 01887 840789

Pam has lived in the Tayside area since October 2004, living firstly in Pitlochry and then moving to Grandtully in December 2010. Although retired, she provides holiday and sickness cover for Pitlochry Library and has done since spring 2005.

She relocated here from the outskirts of Brighton in East Sussex, where she had lived for more than 30 years.

The majority of her working life was spent working as a Personnel Manager in the Southern Water Company, both before and after its privatisation.