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.


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.


Keith Mackey – Technical Projects Officer

Keith works in the projects team mainly on upland path networks both in Scotland’s National Parks as well as in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.  Keith is also a trained Assessor and delivers 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.

Niki Maclean-web

Niki Maclean
Facility Supervisor at Fairy Pools car park, Isle of Skye

Niki is a keen walker and very much a people person.  She has vast experience of environmental management and practical conservation having worked as a Countryside Ranger and been involved in many practical conservation projects.

Tony Wilkonson

Tony Wilkinson

Facility Operative at Fairy Pools car park, Isle of Skye

Tony has a wide range of knowledge on logistical management, health and safety implementation and the training of staff.