CDI Directors, Secretary and Management
The board of directors of Camuscross & Duisdale Initiative is made up of people from the area and from all walks of life. To get in touch with any of the directors please use the email addresses for the Chair or the Secretary, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. We are always looking for new directors, so please contact us if you want to get involved.
Director and Acting Chair
I was born and brought up in Camuscross. I left home aged 15 to serve my apprenticeship as a mechanic in Inverness. In 1972 Colleen (my wife) and I took over the filling station at Armadale and built the garage. We retired in 2007 and I now enjoy my crofting and tending my small flock of sheep. We have a son and two daughters and two grandsons.
Director and Membership Secretary
I am now enjoying retirement here in Camuscross where most of my family come from. Distant memories when very young of endless srùbags while going from door to door on holiday with my parents, of running unhindered through the stone corridors of Armadale Castle when visiting Bella the Castle, and later working on the Glenelg Ferry.
I have sufficient time now for sundry activities like boating, cycling, stumbling over Gaelic, making myself useful at the community’s focal point, An Crùbh and acting as membership secretary for CDI.
I have been coming to Skye and particularly Raasay since I was a child. Married with 4 children and 10 grandchildren. In the early 80’s, bought a croft house at Fearns on Raasay which has been regularly visited ever since. A retired investment banker based mainly in London then upon retirement, my wife and I spent 18 months in the north of Kenya teaching in a Government School, and in 2014 we bought the Old School at Duisdale and moved there permanently in 2017.
David moved to Skye in 1999 with his family after working as a solicitor in London for almost 20 years. With his wife, Emma, he ran a small B & B until 2019 and also worked extensively on the funding applications for An Crùbh.
An Crùbh General Manager
Maddy has been in post since 2021.
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