Our People

Pictured above: some of our volunteers taking a break during a work session

On this page you will find information about our trustees and our sponsors.

Our Trustees

Beautiful Perth is a charity managed by a committee of volunteer Trustees. Our office bearers and committee members are:

Chairman: John Summers OBE. Before he retired, John was Chief Executive of Keep Scotland Beautiful and of Moray District Council. He is a Fellow of the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland and was awarded Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2005 for his services to the environment. He lives in Perth with wife Alison, and they have two children and five grandchildren. 

Vice Chairman: Jenny Williams. Jenny is a Senior Greenspace Officer (Communities) with Perth & Kinross Council, delvering community partnership working across all greenspaces in Perth and Kinross. Jenny has three children and lives in Perth with her husband Duncan.

Treasurer: Monica Straughan. Before retiring, Monica headed the Communications departments of Scottish Natural Heritage and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, and she now looks after Beautiful Perth's website, social media and communications. A resident of Perth, she has three daughters and three granddaughters.

Secretary: Elspeth Bruce. Elspeth is Environmental Initiatives Officer (Communities) with Perth & Kinross Council, supporting 48 'Take A Pride in Perthshire' community 'bloom' groups. A former pupil of Perth Academy, Elspeth lives in rural Perthshire. 

Committee members

Fiona Hair, Graham Harbut, Tracey Hutton, Tom Lowdon, Barbara McDonald, Alison Morrison, Sylvia Stuart.  

Horticultural Advisor: Brian Cunningham, Head Gardener at Scone Palance and presenter of BBC Beechgrove Garden.

Our sponsors

As a charity, Beautiful Perth's success depends on raising funds from a range of sources. We are particularly grateful to our generous sponsors, whose support allows us to keep our Fair City beautiful. By contributing to our cause sponsors share the many benefits of making Perth an attractive place to live, work, visit and shop. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact us. Sponsorship is welcome for specific sites, such as flower beds, for specific projects and activities or more generally for the work we do across the City throughout the year.

Currently, our major sponsors are:

Curves gym sponsors the flower bed at the Glenearn Road junction with Edinburgh Road

Earnside Energy sponsors the beds at the junction of Glasgow Road and Needless Road.

Holiday Inn Express sponsors the flower bed at the AK Bell library

Kilmac sponsors the large flower bed at Rosslyn House on the Glasgow Road

LightPress Media & Design supports our work by providing design, print, video & photography services and advice

Live Active Leisure sponsors the eye-catching floral display by St Ninians Cathedral on Barrack Street.

The Morris Leslie Group sponsors the floral display at Dewar's Corner on the Glasgow Road

St Johnstone FC sponsors sites at Queen's Bridge and Glasgow Road.

Jelf Clark Thomson insurance brokers, sponsors the Lamberkine Roundabout. 

Pictured below (from left): Some of our trustees and volunteers; working with children from the City of Perth Early Childhood Centre; Sponsored bed, Dundee Road; St Leonard's Church. Click on the images so see the larger versions.

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