Sustaining Dunbar Board

Any member of Sustaining Dunbar is eligible to put themselves forward to be one of our volunteer Directors. The Board also has the option to co-opt extra directors to bring in particular skills and expertise. Members elect our Board at our AGM, usually in March or April. Board meetings are normally held on the first Monday of every month (7.30pm in the office Station Road) and any member is welcome to attend.
Board minutes up to December 2012 are available here.

Our Constitution is available here.

To contact the Board email :

Sustaining Dunbar is a Charitable Company Limited by Guarantee (registered in Scotland no. 351910, Scottish Charity no. SC040106) with membership open to anyone aged 18 or over and resident in the Dunbar and East Linton Ward. This structure enables us to employ staff  and raise funds and has been set up to facilitate and support the work of various local groups and projects, many of which are led by volunteers.  Sustaining Dunbar’s aim is to enable and facilitate, make connections, encourage the free flow of relevant information and generally to do all it can to help everyone get involved in making a vibrant, creative and resilient, low-carbon locality.

Board members 2016:

Chair: Brian Grindley
Brian has worked in IT for almost 30 years and has a special interest in a high tech future for Dunbar.

Jacquie Bell

Jacquie has been connected with Sustaining Dunbar since its earliest days. She is also involved with the Community Bakery, Friends of Winterfield and the Community Woodland Group. Jacquie was an East Lothian Councillor from 2007-2012 and is currently the Vice-Chair of Dunbar Community Council.

Jason Ormiston

Jason Ormiston lives in Innerwick and is a former journalist now working as a communications manager for the renewable energy company Vattenfall.

Mike Thornton

Mike Thornton lives in Dunbar and is Director of the Energy Savings Trust in Scotland.

ESEttie Spencer

Ettie Spencer lives in Stenton and her first career was in the voluntary sector, including the East End of London, Belfast and Canada. More recently she had a career change and is now an environmental artist and occasional lecturer in fine art. Ettie has lived in East Lothian for 12 years and has been Chair of the Dunbar Arts Trust and a trustee of the East Lothian Foodbank. Her interest in Sustaining Dunbar comes from her commitment to tackling climate change. She has 6 children and 5 grandchildren.

EWElisabeth Wilson

Elisabeth Wilson lives in Innerwick and recently returned to Scotland (she was brought up in Edinburgh) after a long spell in Yorkshire.  She has a background in social work, and more recently in teaching human resources, including to students from lower income countries. Elisabeth was a founder member of Treesponsibility, which plants trees and campaigns against climate change in the Upper Calder Valley.  She has also been a trustee of an international development charity and a school. Elisabeth has adult children and grandchildren.

We are actively recruiting more board members. To express an interest contact

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