David is responsible for the varied work of the Trust, focusing on regeneration through conservation, life-long-learning, and the development of ‘citizen science’ projects.
An archaeology graduate of Cardiff University, David oversees the varied work of the Trust encompassing both archaeology and architectural heritage. He has worked in historic environment management and recording at both national and local level in Wales, England and Scotland since the late 1980s. Over the last two decades with the Trust he has established the Historic Environment Record and planning archaeology service for the area, and developed and delivered several projects including the Carpow logboat, Tay Landscape Partnership Scheme, Glenshee Archaeology Project and Kings Seat Archaeology Project. His areas of expertise include project development and funding; partnership working, third sector governance, and community archaeology.
David works Monday-Friday
Historic Environment Manager
Sophie provides a planning archaeology service to Perth and Kinross Council as well as archaeological information and advice to agri-environment scheme applicants and members of the public.
Sophie is currently on maternity leave. Please direct enquiries to Grace Woolmer-White.
A graduate from the University of Glasgow, Sophie worked in the commercial sector as a field archaeologist across Scotland for 8 years before joining the Heritage Trust in 2012 and undertaking various roles, including managing all the archaeology and built heritage projects of the Tay Landscape Partnership Scheme. In addition to her primary responsibilities, Sophie also works closely with Grace to maintain and enhance the Perth and Kinross Historic Environment Record.
Sophie works Tuesday-Thursday.
Diane’s main duties are to facilitate the smooth running of the Trust office, including Human Resources and Financial activities, and provide general support to the Trust Director.
As a qualified accountant, a graduate of the University of Aberdeen, Diane has considerable financial and office management experience gained in a number of different industries including the Education and Hospitality industry.
Diane works Monday and Wednesday.
Historic Environment Officer
Grace maintains, develops and enhances the Perth and Kinross Historic Environment Record (PKHER) whilst also providing support to the Historic Environment Manager with regards to planning and backlog projects.
Grace is also covering Sophie’s role during her maternity leave.
Graduating from the University of Aberdeen in 2017, Grace has since worked as an archaeologist in the Midlands of England and North Scotland. She began building up her field archaeology skills during excavations within the Northern Picts Project before venturing into development-led archaeology where she worked on a variety of sites across England. In 2018 she joined Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH) as Project Officer for the Highland Regional Archaeological Research Framework (HighARF) project where she worked predominantly with the Highland Historic Environment Record, exploring a wide variety of sources to input new data into existing and new records for HighARF. Grace joined the Trust in 2020.
Grace works Monday-Friday.
City Heritage Fund/Grants Officer
Vivienne manages Perth City Heritage Fund and our Community Heritage Grants scheme.
Vivienne studied at the University of Dundee to complete a Masters degree in European Urban Conservation and has since worked in the built heritage sector over the last 20 years. During her time as Conservation Officer with Perth & Kinross Council she contributed to many of the current conservation area appraisals, determined listed building consent applications and gave conservation advice to teams across the council, elected members and the public. During the last 5 years she has worked as a Building and Conservation Manager for two historic estates in Perthshire, leading teams of tradesmen using traditional skills to restore, refurbish and maintain many buildings from bothies to castles and everything in between.
Vivienne works Monday-Friday
Rory is responsible for the Trust’s outreach activities and volunteer programming. He also provides support in co-ordinating and organising our events., such as Doors Open Days.
While completing his MSc in Cultural Heritage at the University of Stirling in 2022, Rory began working as the World Heritage Co-ordinator and Volunteer Organiser for New Lanark Trust, liaising with UNESCO and driving forward New Lanark’s World Heritage Management Plan. Additionally, he provided research, events organisation and conservation support to his colleagues in the Heritage team. He also created and assisted in maintaining New Lanark’s Historic Environment Record and inventory. He is a member of the Lanark & District Archaeological Society and assists them with research, map-reading and fieldwork activities. Rory joined the Trust in 2023.
Rory works Monday-Friday
City Heritage Fund Assistant
Jenny supports the City Heritage Fund and Grants Officer by assisting them with the management of the Perth City Heritage Fund and Community Heritage Grants scheme.
Jenny studied at the University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes, gaining an MSc in Historic Building Conservation in 2015. For the last eight years she has worked as a Facilities and Buildings Manager, contributing to the maintenance and conservation of a number of historic estates across the UK. Jenny was granted full member accreditation with the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (formerly BIFM) in 2020. Jenny works closely with Vivienne on the Perth City Heritage Fund and Community Heritage Grants Scheme. She joined the Trust in 2023.
Jenny works Monday-Friday
Our Board of Trustees
Maggie Wilkins (Chairperson)
Sue Hendry (interim Vice-Chairperson)
Colin Longhorn (Treasurer)
Councillor Stewart Donaldson
Councillor David Illingworth