Community Council

About / councillors

Office bearers

    Robin Tatler - Chair

    Crick Carleton - vice-chair

    Graham Mackie - Treasurer

    Anne Snoddy - Secretary

    Leena Crichton - minutes secretary

Community Councillors

    John Crawley

    Fiona Dalgleish

    Amanda Durkin

    Shona Haslam

    Lawrence Hayworth

    Derek Horsburgh

    Anne McKelvey

    Alan Mackenzie

    Lesley Morrison

    Kim Rand

    Julie Shearer

    Eddie Smith

    John Swanson (coopted to head up the Peebles Community Resilience Plan)

SBC Tweeddale Councillors

    Graham Garvie

    Gavin Logan

    Catriona Bhatia

    Keith Cockburn

    Willy Archibald

    Stuart Bell

Community Councillor profiles

Crick Carleton: moved to Peebles with his family in 2002, having previously resided in Leith; he runs a local business advising internationally on sustainable fisheries; his particular interests are in promoting local democracy and creating more, locally based, jobs; he is a board member of the Peebles Community Trust.

John Crawley:  is a long-term resident of Peebles having lived in the town since 1991; is house manager of retirement apartments in Peebles, and chairperson of Peebles Scouts Group; his interests include cycling, painting and local affairs.

Fiona Dalgleish:  mother of three young children and director of Hillside Outside, the company responsible for TweedLove and Tour O The Borders; her community interests are education and healthy living, and she thinks Peebles is the best place in the world to bring up kids!

Mandy Durkin: has lived in Peebles for 16 years and worked as outreach coordinator for the Eastgate Theatre for 12 years of those, and administrator for Peebles Arts Festival for 5 years; she currently runs Red Button Drama Arts, taking drama & arts to local schools and community groups; she has an interest in supporting Peebles as a thriving, independent, free thinking community in an ever changing landscape.

Shona Haslam:  has lived in Peebles most of her life, excepting departure for university and to find herself in the Big Smoke – seven years in London as a Parliamentary Lobbyist;  she moved back to Peebles to further her career working in the Scottish Parliament, and worked for Asthma UK as their National Director for 10 years before taking up her current position as Programme Manager with Peeblesshire Youth Trust; in her youth she wanted to change the world, but now she just wants to improve her own local community.

Lawrie Hayworth: has lived in the rural Borders for 15 years prior to moving to Peebles; following a business career of over 20 years, established Bookdonors Community Interest Company and contributed to the wider development of Social Enterprise at local and national levels; Community Council participation in the Common Good Sub-committee, Health & Social Care, and local planning.

Derek Horsburgh: moved to Peebles in 2011 and has 2 children under 3 at local nursery; he is a Senior Policy Officer with the Scottish Funding Council, the national strategic body responsible for funding Scotland's colleges and universities, and has previously worked for Edinburgh, Napier, and Queen Margaret universities; he has a particular interest in education and learning at all levels – from early years to HE – and in the sustainable development of the town as a place to live and work. 

Graham Mackie: moved to Peebles in 1992 as it seemed the ideal place to bring up a family; retired in 2013 after 40 years in the world of taxation/accounting/banking and now has more time to enjoy Peebles, when not entertaining grandchildren; particularly interested in sport and is a member of the local golf club and the petanque club as well as Tweed Theatre and the Peebles Ukulele Orchestra.

Anne McKelvey: moved to Peebles in 1979 and brought up family here; runs a farming business at Kailzie and property letting company; community interests include promoting outdoor pursuits locally and help for older members of the community; strongly believes that Peebles area is a great place to bring up a family and has much to offer residents young and old.

Lesley Morrison:  has lived with her family in Peebles since 1998; her three, now grown up, children attended Peebles High School and she served on the School Board for four years; she is a GP and member of the Tweedgreen steering group, and has special interest in the environment, sustainability and health and social services.

Kim Rand: originally from Edinburgh, Kim moved to Peebles in 2010 to bring up her family; currently a full time Mum to her 2 young children, she previously worked in Education; her experience has ranged from being a full time class teacher to becoming an Advisory teaching consultant to Surrey County Council and latterly a Depute Head Teacher; her community interests focus around education, health and social care as well as outdoor lifestyle and wellbeing; she believes that Peebles is unique in its community culture and is committed to being involved in helping this grow and develop.

Julie Shearer: Born in Eddleston and brought up in Broughton, and attended Peebles High School; after time in Edinburgh and Glasgow, returned to Peebles 13 years ago; works with elderly in the Peeblesshire district and aware of problems faced by the onslaught of illness and frailty; very fond of nature, growing vegetables for eating and flowers for pleasure, and feels that it is everyone's responsibility within a town to keep it clean, thriving, and attractive to inhabitants and visitors.

Eddie Smith: has lived in Peebles for 40 years; has been a volunteer for many good causes including the Eastgate Theatre and Sense Scotland, as well as a member of the Beltane Committee for several years; he is currently a committee member of both Peebles Highland Games and Peebles Agricultural Show, as well as being on Peebles Community Council, which he joined in 2014; over the past year Eddie has been involved in 3 Community Council projects: the Bin the Litter Campaign, marshalling at the Gypsy Glen Hill Race and Peebles in Bloom.

Anne Snoddy: has been very engaged with the community since moving to Peebles 24 years ago, with long-term involvement with the Cubs (Cub Leader for 10 years, plus latterly Assistant District Commissioner for Cubs in Tweeddale), and with the Citizens Advice Bureau in Peebles (10 years, and now Social Policy Co-ordinator); she is a committee member of the Peebles Community Centre (aka the Drill Hall), secretary of Peebles Christmas Lights Association, and secretary of the Peebles Community Council.

Robin Tatler: has lived in the Peebles area for 15 years; after spending 20 years raising funds for local, national and international charities he now owns and runs a specialist event catering company; currently actively involved in Rotary, Peebles Community Trust (Board member), Peebles Mural project, Nomad Beat and the AIM Up project; formerly a Board member of Kingsmeadow Catering for 5 years; interested in ensuring the sustainable development of Peebles – with a particular emphasis on local jobs and affordable housing for the next generation.