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 three years ago 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.


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 – 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.

Rosie Winch

Rosie Winch – Activity Project Officer
(The Mountains and the People project)

Rosie 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.