People

Aviemore and Vicinity Community Council Badenoch and Strathspey Cairngorms camus mor
‘The Community Council proposed the Aviemore sister community with a Countryside Park on both sides of the River Spey in 1987; we have been involved in its design and have supported it ever since’
JOHN GRIERSON, CHAIR OF AVIEMORE AND VICINITY COMMUNITY council

 

John Grierson

Chair of Aviemore and vicinity community council

John is a native of Perth but has lived in Aviemore for over 25 years.

Alastair Dargie

Vice Chairman of Aviemore and vicinity community council

Alistair is a Watch Manager at Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and owns Boreas Technologies. He is also a member of the Cairngorm Biathlon and Nordic Ski Club.

 

Aviemore and Vicinity Community Council Badenoch and Strathspey Cairngorms camus mor
Johnnie and James Grant of Rothiemurchus are the landowner and developer. They appointed Gehl Architects and a team of experts to work with the community.

Johnnie Grant

Landowner

Johnnie’s office is just next to An Camas Mòr. He enjoys going for a walk there with his dog and also hillwalking and ski touring.

James Grant

Landowner

James lives within half a mile of An Camas Mòr and can see the site from home. He spends his spare time mountain biking with his family and dogs.

Fiona Beaton

Administrator and Communications

Fiona looks after our social media. When not at work, she will usually be out exploring the area on her mountain bike or up the mountain snowboarding.


Aviemore and Vicinity Community Council Badenoch and Strathspey Cairngorms camus mor
Gehl, Copenhagen, are leaders in the field of sustainable architecture. Scottish architects David and Louise are working with our local community and lead a team based in Copenhagen.

David Sim

LEAD ARCHITECT SAR/MSA M. ARCH
creative director and partner at gehl

David is originally from Linlithgow and first visited Aviemore on family holidays. David is renowned as an inspiring educator and lecturer, and has taught at architecture and design schools all over the world. As Creative Director of the office David’s focus is on Masterplanning Frameworks, collaborating with other professionals in the planning and building process, applying Jan Gehl’s theories to projects at a range of scales.

Louise Jane Martine

PROJECT MANAGER, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT MDL/LMLI PG DIP.

Louise is originally from Scotland and has worked with Public Space Plans and Masterplanning Frameworks in Scandinavia, South America and the UK. Louise holds a Post-Graduate diploma with distinction in Landscape Architecture and a bachelor of Product Design.

Camilla Van Deurs

TEAM LEAD AND ARCHITECT MAA, PHD
PARTNER AT GEHL

As Team Lead Camilla works with her team to develop Public Space and Street Designs, Masterplanning Frameworks and Pilot Projects. Camilla has worked with both public and private clients in Europe, USA, Australia, Middle East and China at both a strategic and design level. Camilla holds a PhD in Urban Design with a focus on housing and is an active lecturer on the Gehl methodology. Camilla recently visited Aviemore on her family holidays.

The Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust Badenoch and Strathspey Cairngorms Camus Mor
With the support of the local Community Council, The Highlands Small Communties Housing Trust is providing services for An Camas Mòr, such as a survey and tenure research, to help provide more information about the needs of local people and ensure affordability for people who live in Badenoch and Strathspey.