The Board

The Trust is 100% community-owned and run by our Board members who are in turn elected by our Trust members. Sandwick North St Grazings Committee, Point Community Council, and Sandwick Community Council are entitled to ex-officio representation on the Board and Board elections take place annually. Directors are elected for a four year term.

Free membership to the Trust is open to all electors in the Point and Sandwick area and currently sits at 450 members.

The current Board members are all from our community and are committed to ensuring the work of the Trust is in line with our governing Constitution.


Meet the Board

Angus McCormack, Chair

Sandwick resident; Councillor for Stornoway South; Chair Audit Committee; member Western Isles Health Board; retired Assistant Headteacher; crofter; sometime singer.

Donald John MacSween, General Manager

Donald John is a former local councillor with previous management roles in the voluntary sector including service provision for young people and in Gaelic development at national level. He has solid experience in delivering change and is an active crofter.

Ed Macgregor

Ed was a chartered accountant in the Inverness area until his retirement in Upper Bayble. He is a member of the Point Community Council, who he represents on the Board of Point and Sandwick Trust.

Matt Bruce

Point resident since 1987. Retired architect – involved in community groups; specialist in housing, energy efficiency, horticulture, art and bad music.

Duncan Mackay, Vice Chair

Sandwick resident; Twenty five years service in the Merchant Navy, latterly Master on Cal-Mac Ferries, followed by twenty years as Watch Manager Maritime & Coastguard Agency. Now retired and involved in a number of local voluntary organisations.

Elizabeth Chaplin

Liz is a retired social worker who lives in Point. She worked with the Comhairle’s Care Homes for Older People for many years and has experience in policy development, budget management and staff management. Liz is also a director of Urras Eaglais na h-Aoidhe and Urras Storas an Rubha.

Agnes Munro

Sheshader born and raised, resident of Aignish. Inaugural chair of Point Community Council Chair of Knock School Board mid – late 90’s, founding member of local playgroup, mid to late 80’s, founding member of Croileagan Steornabhaigh mid – late 80’s.
Recently retired after 44 years in health care, 29 of which were spent at NHS Western Isles Initiated and developed progressive and innovative new system of delivering emergency care NHS Western Isles.
Awarded Scottish NHS Manager of the year in 2008. Reviewer of emergency care delivery in other island boards and speaker at emergency care conferences in Eire, Iceland and Sweden. Involved in healthcare education planning with NES (NHS Education Scotland) Contributor to health care publications

Kenny Dan Macdonald

Kenny Dan Macdonald owned and ran a successful building company, he also ran the Aird Shop and Post Office. In “retirement” Kenny Dan is currently employed as a weaver.
He has been a crofter, an active member of his local grazings committee, chairman of Point Football Club, member of the Lewis and Harris Football Association. He is also a member on the Lewis Castle School Board.

Andrew Mackenzie

Andrew Mackenzie is a Chartered Electrical Engineer with a degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, a PGCE (FE). He lectures at the University of the Highlands and Islands, is actively involved in the Western Isles’ ESTEEM partnership and is Hon Secretary for IET Scotland North Local Network – as well as being an active crofter in Point.
He is CEng, MIET, a Chartered Fellow of the IPD and a registered Prince2™ Project practitioner.

Sonja Macleod

Alison Carty

Norman Mackenzie

Rhoda Mackenzie

Gordon Mackay