Our Board of Trustees

Colin Easton

Colin Easton

Colin has been involved in local government within the Scottish Borders for over 30 years, focusing on young people, education and community development. In recent years, he has also been involved in the Third Sector, serving as Chair of Youth Borders, Chair of Eyemouth Community Centre, and a former director.

Colin Easton

Colin Easton

Colin has been involved in local government within the Scottish Borders for over 30 years, focusing on young people, education and community development. In recent years, he has also been involved in the Third Sector, serving as Chair of Youth Borders, Chair of Eyemouth Community Centre, and a former director.

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Dougie Paterson

Dougie joined BCA as Director / Trustee in April 2023. He is currently Berwickshire Housing Associationā€™s Social Innovation Lead. Dougie has a 40-year career in working and leading substance misuse and recovery services, implementing national suicide prevention strategies and leading overseas development programmes. He has also undertaken various evaluation and research projects as an independent consultant.Ā 

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Dougie Paterson

Dougie joined BCA as Director / Trustee in April 2023. He is currently Berwickshire Housing Associationā€™s Social Innovation Lead. Dougie has a 40-year career in working and leading substance misuse and recovery services, implementing national suicide prevention strategies and leading overseas development programmes. He has also undertaken various evaluation and research projects as an independent consultant.Ā 

Kelly

Kelly Brown

Former front-line worker with grassroots experience in the health and social care sector establishing resilience, person-centred, and recovery focused care for health inequalities, healthcare innovation, patient safety and complex health conditions, Kelly had a Strong track record of leadership and advocacy in relation to inclusion and equality. Her vast experience also includes non-executive roles on several boards including the voluntary role of Chairperson. Kelly is also fully registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC, Mental Health Nurse).

Kelly

Kelly Brown

Former front-line worker with grassroots experience in the health and social care sector establishing resilience, person-centred, and recovery focused care for health inequalities, healthcare innovation, patient safety and complex health conditions, Kelly had a Strong track record of leadership and advocacy in relation to inclusion and equality. Her vast experience also includes non-executive roles on several boards including the voluntary role of Chairperson. Kelly is also fully registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC, Mental Health Nurse).

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Lindsay Wood

Lindsay has vast experience in working in community settings in Duns and Hawick and other places across the Borders. Lindsay is committed to community development and has worked with lovely and numerous volunteers, on projects with a principal focus, and in improving peopleā€™s lives and the communities where they live. Good volunteers, clever trustees, people who care and people who like doing stuff. Lindsay's speciality: Being happy, and working hard to be lucky.

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Lindsay Wood

Lindsay has vast experience in working in community settings in Duns and Hawick and other places across the Borders. Lindsay is committed to community development and has worked with lovely and numerous volunteers, on projects with a principal focus, and in improving peopleā€™s lives and the communities where they live. Good volunteers, clever trustees, people who care and people who like doing stuff. Lindsay's speciality: Being happy, and working hard to be lucky.

Margaret Hindmarsh

Margaret previously served as the secretary of the village hall and later became the Chair of the Roxburgh Federation. Afterwards, she joined the RAVS committee and eventually became its Chair. She was seconded to the SOSCVS committee, which covered both Dumfries and Galloway and Borders CVS. When the funding for SOSCVS ended Borders CVS joined with other organisations to form the Bridge, Margret served on the committee until the launch of BCA.Ā 

Margaret Hindmarsh

Margaret previously served as the secretary of the village hall and later became the Chair of the Roxburgh Federation Board. Afterwards, she joined the RAVS committee and eventually became the Chair of the Board. She was seconded to the SOSCVS committee, which covered both Dumfries and Galloway and Borders CVS. When the funding for SOSCVS ended Borders CVS joined with other organisations to form the Bridge, Margaret served on the committee until the launch of BCA.Ā 

Nicola

Nicola McIlwraith

Nicola is Head of Support Services with Scottish Borders Housing Association, where she has worked for 13 years. Prior to this, she worked with Scottish Borders Council in research and policy roles. Nicola, who is from Kelso, has extensive experience in the design and delivery of services to address inequality and create thriving communities. Nicola was previously on the Regional Board at Borders College.

Nicola

Nicola McIlwraith

Nicola is Head of Support Services with Scottish Borders Housing Association, where she has worked for 13 years. Prior to this, she worked with Scottish Borders Council in research and policy roles. Nicola, who is from Kelso, has extensive experience in the design and delivery of services to address inequality and create thriving communities. Nicola was previously on the Regional Board at Borders College.