Catherine Lacey, chairperson of the Lockerbie Old School management committee, studied drama at Queen Margaret University College in Edinburgh and then followed a career in drama therapy, arts management and training.
She has worked for a number of local authorities in Edinburgh, Berkshire, Oxford, Dumfries & Galloway and South Wales. She has been active on a number of committees for playgroups , community play and arts organizations.
She is familiar with policy and practice that relates to her chosen voluntary work and has attended training sessions, seminars and conferences, as well as being involved in national community initiatives such as the Great Get Together, Big Lunch and Arts Events . She is a civil celebrant.
Secretary of the Lockerbie Old School management committee, was born in Lockerbie and was educated at Lockerbie primary and secondary schools. Following completion of her schooling Gillian took a year out to travel to New Zealand, on her return to the UK she gained work experience in the travel industry and in a retail recorded music outlet. In 1998 she started her training as a midwife at Paisley University, Ayr Campus. Since her graduation in 2001 she has been employed by Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. Six years later Gillian trained as a neonatal specialist at The Princess Royal Maternity Hospital and Caledonian University in Glasgow. As a senior practitioner she is used to taking responsibility, decision making and working with others. When not at work she enjoys family life, looking after her husband Andrew and their two sons Finlay and Rhys, plus a recent addition, a dog named Maddox.
Jackie Moffat is treasurer of Lockerbie Old School Project, having been its first chairperson. She was a teacher of Home Economics during her working life, culminating in being Principal Teacher at Annan Academy.
She was involved in the Education /Industry link project and sat on the Board of Studies, as well as being a mother of two and local business owner. Following her retirement she volunteered in the Red Cross shop in Lockerbie and recently received a 10 year award. She also volunteers with Kate’s Kitchen helping to establish base in Lockerbie.
She has been a member of various committees such as Children First, Powfoot Golf Club, Lockerbie Golf Club, and Dumfriesshire Ladies Golf Association.
Ken HarveyEstates Manager
Kenneth Robert Harvey has had a varied working life inheritage education, sales and financial services.
He graduated from the University of Glasgow with a MA(Hons) in Liberal Arts focusing on Culture and Identity. He has been a volunteer with a number of Lockerbie projects and charities and is currently the founder, chief officer and main driver of the Lockerbie Men’s Shed, established to help combat isolation and to promote active lives for older men in the Lockerbie and Lochmaben district.
He has managed the transfer of premises, under Community Asset Transfer, from D&G Council and the redevelopment of the premises from a worn out, damp former waste paper store to a weathertight, comfortable space suitable for the running of a Men’s Shed, comprising a social area with toilet and kitchen alongside a large woodworking workshop.
Lynda RobertsonLiaison & Local Support
Lynda Robertson is manager of a charity shop and had a varied working life as well as being a mother of two children. She has been a volunteer with several charities, the local youth club and squash club and enjoys walking, cycling, fitness classes and hiking as well as gardening, baking and reading.
She has organised fashion shows, car boot sales, sponsored walks, afternoon teas, race nights, buffets and special events, both for her work and charities.
She is an organised person who likes to be creative where possible. She is a very active person who enjoys helping others to achieve their goals.
Helen WrightCommunications Support
Helen Wright has recently taken early retirement from teaching English at Lockerbie Academy after 34 very happy years.
She taught in the old building for the first 4 years of her career until it was taken over by the Air Disaster Investigation. She led a successful African Link Committee, driving forward fundraising to establish a Scholarship programme, as well as a Mary’s Meals Feeding Station, at Thawale Primary school. She has organised community coffee mornings and other fundraising events over the years.
Helen has previously been involved in the local Little Theatre, as well as the school curling club and currently enjoys theatre, cinema, reading, travel and gardening.
Honor GibsonMarketing Manager
Newest and youngest member of the committee having been an active participant in many of the events involving Lockerbie Old School. She brings a fresh perspective and enthusiasm to the project. She has a (diverse) background in childcare having been a classroom assistant at the local primary school and was a Brownie & Rainbow leader for many years.
Honor also has experience with people having worked in the hospitality industry and is now currently employed at Tesco’s where she works mainly as a deli worker, but you can often find her on the checkouts. Outwith work, Honor volunteers as a parent helper as part of the family learning activity group (FLAG) at her daughters school and is currently training to be a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) ambassador for the community.