The Gannochy Trust welcomes Gilbert Valentine to the team

Gilbert Valentine has been appointed to the position of Estates Manager at The Gannochy Trust, replacing Andy Duncan who recently took over the role of Chief Executive at the Trust.

Gilbert started his role in May, having worked as Estates Manager for Stirling and Dundee Universities, where he was responsible for managing and developing a range of facilities from student accommodation to rented properties.

Gilbert has a long connection with Perth. In 1993 he worked in the property department at Perth Council and more recently was Head of Estates at Perth College UHI, where among many other projects he assisted in the development of the College’s Academy of Sport and Wellbeing.

Gilbert is looking forward to harnessing his extensive experience in estate management and property development for the benefit of the Trust and its partners.

Gilbert said: “I feel very privileged and lucky to be joining The Gannochy Trust and supporting the objectives of A. K Bell.

Much of my work experience has been in  housing together with managing and developing properties at Dundee and Stirling University, where I had a special interest in environmental and energy issues as well as sport.

I’m excited to be supporting the Gannochy community in all the estate activities and further enhancing the excellent environment provided by the Trust in the Perth locale.”

Andy Duncan said: “It’s a pleasure to welcome Gilbert to The Gannochy Trust. Gilbert brings with him a wealth of experience and we look forward to working with him as we continue to improve and develop our estate assets.”