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:


Elisabeth Wilson

EWElisabeth 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.

Jason Ormiston

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


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.

Jo McNamara



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

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