Ted has top post at Glens
The Galloway Glens Scheme has unveiled a new chairman following the death of Sir Alex Fergusson.
Ted Leeming, the former managing director of Dalry’s Natural Power, takes up his role with immediate effect.
Galloway Glens team leader McNabb Laurie was delighted Mr Leeming had accepted the invitation.
He said: “Sir Alex was clear in his request to waste no time seeking a replacement.
“The board considered a number of options and approached Ted Leeming.
“He brings a wealth of experience, with a background working with Natural Power and more recently as a landscape photographer.
“Someone with Ted’s energy, experience and enthusiasm for the area is ideally placed to make sure we make the most of this opportunity.”
Mr Leeming said: “I was flattered to be approached for this role, though in the saddest of circumstances, and am delighted to accept.
“I see the combined projects of the Galloway Glens Scheme as an opportunity to address a range of challenges we face.
“We need to encourage visitors and investment, support existing businesses, and address skill shortages.”
The five-year Galloway Glens scheme has been given £2.73 million by the Heritage Lottery Fund for 35 community projects along the Ken/Dee valley.
Proposals include path improvements, canoe trails and building refurbishments. Marketing campaigns, training schemes and imroving visitor attractions also feature.
The Old Smiddy restoration in Balmaclellan and the new education shelter in Kirkcudbright’s Barrhill Woods are already under way.
Appointed Ted Leeming