A native of Nairn, Fiona returned 20 years ago to live in her home town after working overseas. Alongside her husband, Fiona is a co-founder and director of Nairn based GHRL, providing Interim Management and Business Support Services across Scotland. Fiona has three teenage children, their middle son have significant physical and developmental disabilities.
"Having a disabled son with complex needs, I am very aware of the services that are available locally to encourage and develop young people with challenges at each stage of their life, and in particular of the difficulty in finding a place of value at a time when they are leaving the security and structure of school and (for some) home. I feel strongly that, rather than simply being 'cared for', with the correct structure, support and teaching, our son (and those with similar challenges) can be encouraged to achieve much and may be able to attain a greater potential than perhaps even we as parents recognise. Cantraybridge College offers a very special learning and nurturing environment with opportunities to provide skills and promote sustainable lifestyle choices. I'm happy as both a business person and a Mum, to play an active role in supporting and developing Cantraybridge and its service objectives."