KCC Member Profiles

Kingswells Community Council Members

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Dr Kenneth Mcalpine

My aim is to contribute to ensuring Kingswells remains a pleasant, healthy, desirable and leafy place to live. I seek out opportunities to build community, to reduce social isolation and to empower and enable individuals and groups within Kingswells to enhance the quality of life of all residents. As a retired consultant physician in medicine for the elderly I know the positive benefits that good neighbours and a caring community can have on the elderly, the less able, the disadvantaged and newcomers to our Village

 Ian Cox (Secretary/Treasurer)

I have lived in Kingswells for about 23 years. I am a Civil Engineer and have been working as a Structural Engineer designing steelwork for offshore structures. I am interested in planning and infrastructure issues within Kingswells and the general running of the Community Council. I will be active in the provision of better facilities at the field in Fairley Road, and ensuring that they remain accessible to the general public



Trevor Rosbrook (Minute Secretary)

I have worked in the Oil and Gas Industry as a corrosion/Integrity Engineer for 48 years before recently retiring. My interest is maintaining Kingswells as a great place to live. In particular the maintenance of the amenity areas and pushing for an improved service from Aberdeen City Council

 Kathy Strachan

I have worked in the Oil Industry as an Operations Geologist, both offshore and onshore, in the UK and elsewhere in Europe. I have lived in Kingswells for over 3 years and in various parts of the UK prior to this. I hope I can help keep Kingswells a great place to live


 David Simpson

I worked in the construction Industry for fifty years from tea boy to M.D. My work was evenly dispersed between heavy Civils and construction. I retired in 2010 due to a number of health issues and this has allowed me to concentrate on our local Community. I have lived in Kingswells since 1981 and have witnessed the development of our Village first hand. My wish is to maintain the lovely environment that is Kingswells and where possible make further improvement

Dr Tom Straiton

I’ve lived in Kingswells for 26 years and have been on the community Council since it started. I am a retired Civil Servant with a background in chemistry and education. Outwit my family life, I’m interested in all things scientific and I enjoy the outdoor life. My main work on the group is to do with monitoring and responding to planning applications, and protecting and improving the local environment. I also write articles For the Kingswells Community News

Alex Carnie

Alex (Sandy) Carnie

I have lived in Kingswells for 20 years and have been a member of The Community Council for most of this time including two terms as Chair. I worked primarily in Drinks Industry, within both the domestic and International markets, firstly with Seagram’s Distillers then latterly with Tomatin Distillers. I have now Retired and wholly subscribe my time to the benefit of Kingswells

My main interest is to work with our environmental sub group and liaise with the appropriate City Council Officers and other outside contractors to ensure the proper upkeep of all Public areas