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.


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:  Alastair Chalmers, Fiona Hair, Tracey Hutton, Gordon Lindsay, Tom Lowdon, Barbara McDonald 


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:

Earnside Energy 

Holiday Inn Express Perth


Morris Leslie  

NFU Mutual

St Leonard's In The Fields Church


How can you help?





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