National Trust Trustees Wanted

Time is running out for National Trust for Scotland members from East Lothian looking to take up new spots on the charity’s board. Three of the current trustees’ terms of office are due to end in September 2014. Under reforms introduced in 2010, potential trustees are asked to apply and the three trustees will be selected by a vote of the conservation charity’s 320,000 members.

The trustees will play a key role in ensuring the charity fulfils its purpose to conserve and promote our heritage. The Trust cares for more than 100 heritage sites across Scotland, including Musselburgh’s Newhailes and East Linton’s Preston Mill.

The charity is keen to draw applications from a wide spectrum of members - especially those with a commitment to the strategic direction of the Trust. The current trustees who have come to the end of their term are also eligible to stand for election for a second term.

Chairman Sir Kenneth Calman, who heads up the Board of Trustees said, “Our new governance structures are working well for the Trust and enabling us to take forward change with speed and efficiency. These openings on the Board offer us the opportunity to bring in new faces, skills and talents to continue to take the Trust forward.”

Anyone interested should visit or contact Nicola Whyte 0844 493 2285 for more information. The closing date for applications is 17 April.

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Suse Coon

Suse Coon started life training to be an architect but ended up as a fashion buyer then civil servant. After some time out to bring up her family of three, she returned to what had been a hobby and entered the field of freelance journalism. After becoming regional correspondent, then editor of the orienteering magazine CompassSport, she formed Pages Editorial & Publishing Services. In this guise, West Lothian Life was launched, while Suse maintained a level of freelancing and wrote the award winning children's novel Richard's Castle. In 1999, Suse bought over CompassSport and found her time taken up pretty well exclusively with the two magazines. In 2004, West Lothian Life was expanded to form Lothian Life, however, the workload was too great. In 2006, CompassSport was sold and Suse concentrated on the web version of Lothian Life. Her hobbies include gardening, orienteering, sea kayaking and Tai Chi.

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