Branch Officers

Hamish Coutts, Convener

A Crop Consultant from Bridge of Earn, wants to see Scotland protected from the ravages of Brexit and able to decide her own future.

Photo, Hamish Coutts

Hamish Coutts

Marion Mullan, Depute Convener

Retired Social Worker and Care Commission, lives at Glenalmond and has supported SNP and Indy all of her life.

Betty Angus, Second Officer

2nd Officer to the Treasurer. From Almondbank, along with husband Tom, is one of the founding members of the Almond and Earn SNP branch.

Photo, Betty Angus, extreme left

Betty Angus

Peter Glennie, Treasurer

Lives in Abernethy. Retired from SSE, stood for Perth & Kinross Council in 2017, marches for Independence.

Photo, Peter Glennie

Peter Glennie, Branch Treasurer

Joanna McKenzie, Organiser

has farmed at Bridge of Earn for 40 years, and is passionate about independence and conservation.

Carol Mair, Secretary and Women’s Officer

Carol has lived in Perthshire her whole life. Brought up in Glenlyon, educated in Aberfeldy and Perth. Attended Perth College. Worked for The Perthshire Advertiser, Hydro-Electric, and the NHS at PRI. Was a Labour supporter until the Referendum of 2014 showed how little difference there is between Unionist parties. Now lives in Methven, and is a determined activist in the campaign to regain Scotland’s place in Europe as an independent nation.

Photo, Carol Mair

Carol Mair

Niall Murphy, Political Officer

Almondbank born, Politics graduate from Edinburgh University, worked as London Office Manager for John Nicolson MP.

Photo, Niall Murphy

Niall Murphy

Liz Lowrey, Membership Secretary

→ Born Gibraltar long ago.
→ Studied law at Dundee University.
→ Worked for the Benefits Agency for many years and
      then as a Housing Officer at Perth & Kinross Council.
→ Now retired.
→ Interests – achieving Scotland’s independence. Candle making,
     walking and learning Russian.
→ Greatest Ambition – to live in an independent Scotland.

Photo, Liz Lowrey

Liz Lowrey

Michelle Frampton, Equalities Officer

Charity worker Michelle, from Almondbank, has been an independence supporter all of her life.

Photo, Michelle Frampton

Michelle Frampton


Thanks to all from Joanna McKenzie, Branch Organiser.

As Jim Fairlie’s Campaign Organiser, I want to thank each and everyone of you for the help and support you gave to achieve the fantastic result of sending Jim to Holyrood with an increased majority. It would not have happened without the commitment of members and supporters throughout the constituency, from pounding the streets to get his message out, to field boards, banners and window posters, social media tweets and everything else.

As someone new to this job, I got endless support and encouragement from the campaign team and I am very grateful to them all.

Wishing Jim all the best and here’s to the next five years.

Yours for Scotland, Joanna McKenzie.