Sarah has lived in Aboyne for 12 years with Michael, a lifelong resident, and their daughter. Having devoted 30 years to volunteering, Sarah has been involved in many committees and groups in the area including the school Parent Council, volunteered at Forget Me Not Club and has served as a Community Councillor. Sarah currently volunteers as the Chair of Upper Deeside Amateur Swimming Club, is a member of the Rotary Club of Aboyne and Upper Deeside and the subgroup of One-to-One Counselling Deeside.
Undertaking a voluntary role as Project Manager Sarah led the Aboyne Village Green Play Park project in collaboration with Aberdeenshire Council to install new pieces of equipment in the park. Sarah commented “I feel most accomplished by honouring my commitment to deliver a much-loved inclusive park for the community. I am enthusiastic about making a difference and helping to shape the future of Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside area by representing the views and interests of local people. I believe success and positive outcomes can be achieved when the community, elected representatives and council officers can work together “.
With a range of professional experience in the care sector and laterally at Southwest Aberdeenshire Citizens Advice Bureau, Sarah is dedicated to ensuring decisions on matters which affect the lives of residents and businesses in the area are made equitably and fairly.
The Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside ward includes, Aboyne, Ballater, Braemar, Torphins, Lumphanan, Tarland, Strathdon, Crathie, Corgarff ,Glenkindie, Logie Coldstone