The Team


Dougie Baird, Trust CEO

Dougie has been the Trust CEO since its transformation from UDAT in 2008. He has extensive experience in outdoors access management through his work with the Upland Footpath Management Project, Pathcraft Ltd, Ross and Cromarty Footpath Trust, and the National Trust for Scotland.


Murray Swapp, Senior Access Projects Manager

Murray is the longest serving member of the trust and is responsible for developing community network path projects and strategic routes along with managing the capital upland path programme for The Mountains and The People Project.


Lisa Barnard, Business & Communications Manager

Lisa joined the trust last year and has a multi-purpose role being responsible for the day to day running of the head office together with all communications for the trust as well as dealing with all financial matters. She is degree qualified in business management and has a wealth of experience in marketing and communications.


Pat Furneval, Spittal of Glen Muick Car Park Attendant

Pat has been with the trust forever and has a huge passion for the great outdoors in Scotland.  She is responsible for the smooth running of the Glen Muick Car Park, the funds from which help us to maintain miles of our existing path network each year.


Tom Wallace – Activity Programme Manager
(The Mountains and the People project)

Tom joined the team in 2015 to lead the delivery of the 5 year Mountains and The People project Activity Plan. Tom comes from a recreation management and community development background having worked throughout the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park as well as for Forestry Commission Scotland. Based on the shores of Loch Lomond Tom will work across both National Parks as part of this project.


Gordon Paxton-White – Technical Projects Officer
(The Mountains and the People project)

Gordon joined the Outdoor Access Trust for Scotland in 2015 having spent the previous 10 years working in footpath construction on sites across Scotland. He is the Technical Officer for the Mountains and The People (TMTP) Project, overseeing upland path repair in the Cairngorms and Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Parks. The TMTP Project runs from 2015 to 2020.


Keith Mackey – Training Officer, Cairngorms
(The Mountains and the People project)

Keith heads up the Outdoor Access Trust for Scotland’s Cairngorms training centre, delivering SVQ training in Environmental Conservation. Joining the team from Northern Ireland Keith has a strong background in path and trail construction, conservation and visitor engagement.


Kevin Fairclough – Training Officer, Loch Lomond & Trossachs
(The Mountains and the People project)

Kevin leads our Balloch training center in Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. Bringing together his experience gained through an 8-year career with Paths For All and work as a technical officer for the Cairngorms Outdoor Access Trust Kevin now inspires the next generation of conservation worker through delivering SVQ training in Environmental Conservation.


Julie Wilson – Activity Project Officer
(The Mountains and the People project)

Julie works across the project and coordinates all volunteering and education opportunities. Julie has many years experience working with conservation volunteers and education groups around the world, and will be out and about in both National Parks encouraging as many people as possible involved in the project.