Trust appoints Mark as its new manager

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Fraserburgh Development Trust, which aims to improve facilities, amenities and services within the AB43 area, has appointed a new manager.

Mark Jackson joins the Trust after 20 years’ dedicated service to local journalism with the Fraserburgh Herald.

Commenting on his new position Mark said: “I am looking forward to working with the board, the Trust’s members and the local community to realise projects that will make a real difference to the lives of people in this area.

“The Trust has a range of exciting and innovative projects in development.

“The Trust is a charitable organisation set up to derive community benefit and regeneration to Fraserburgh and surrounding area and has already transformed a building that had fallen out of use into a vibrant Hub.”

The Hub, based at 58A High Street, is now a thriving community base, acting as a drop in point for a number of charitable and support organizations, including Homestart, Choices and Healthpoint.

Mark is also a BAFTA Scotland-nominated writer and an independent filmmaker, who hopes to utilise that experience for the benefit of the Trust and the town.

“Fraserburgh and its surrounding area has a great deal of potential and the Trust’s aim is to maximise that to benefit local people and make a positive difference.

“My role is the engage with local people and help the Trust to co-ordinate its projects and make them a reality,” he added.

Board chairman Ian Watson welcomed Mark’s appointment, stating: “Mark has a vast knowledge of the local area gained over many years as part of his former job as a journalist.

“We are delighted to have Mark join us in the Trust.”.

Mark steps into the role vacated by David Halliday, who is now BID project director for Aberdeen City.

The Fraserburgh Development Trust is a membership-led charity, formed by the Fraserburgh community for the purpose of improving, sustaining and regenerating the local community.

Its main goal is to work with the community to bring improvements to Fraserburgh and its surrounding area.

In December 2010, The Trust announced that because of its positive work in the fields of community development, regeneration and the environment, the group was granted charitable status by the Office of Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). For further information regarding the Trust call 510513 or email: manager@fraserburghdevelopmenttrust.org