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Cairngorms National Park Authority seeks new Board Member

1st July 2011

A vacancy has arisen on the Board of the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) following the decision by Bob Kinnaird to step down.

Bob Kinnaird is the Head of Scotland’s Outdoor Training Centre at Glenmore Lodge near Aviemore and has been a valued member of the Board since his appointment by Scottish Ministers in 2006.

CNPA Convener, David Green, said: “Bob has been a great asset to the Board, bringing a wealth of business experience, contacts and knowledge. In his time with us, he’s carried out valuable work chairing the Brand Management Group and his constructive contribution to the direction of the CNPA was always welcomed. He will be missed by everyone at the Park Authority, but through his role at Glenmore Lodge and as a local resident he will continue to make valuable contributions to the Park.”

The CNPA works with others to ensure the unique aspects of the Cairngorms National Park – the natural environment, the cultural heritage, the local communities – are cared for, sustained and enhanced.

The process now begins to find a new board member whose role is to ensure this happens. David Green said: “This is the opportunity for someone to make a real difference and it gives us the chance to look at what type of person will make the most difference. We’ve reviewed the skills we have on the board and, on this occasion, the Scottish Government is seeking applications from those with a broad range of scientific knowledge relevant to the Cairngorms National Park.”

Bob Kinnaird said: “It has been a real privilege to serve on the National Park Authority Board for the past 5 years and I would encourage anyone with the passion and drive to contribute to the future of our area to seriously consider putting yourself forwards for this role.”

For more information and to apply, visit

Alternatively, contact: The Scottish Government, Public Appointments, Saughton House (E1 Spur), Broomhouse Drive, Edinburgh EH11 3XD. Free phone: 0800 015 8449. Fax: 0131 244 3833. Application packs are available in alternative formats on request.

The closing date for applications is 22 July 2011