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Billy Ronald

Billy Ronald was elected on 29 October 2015 to Ward 2 (Breadalbane and the Trossachs), his term of office runs until July 2018.

Billy was raised in Crianlarich, and his working life began at Keilator Farm. He worked in and around the area for many years until moving to Oban, returning in 2012 to be closer to work and family. Agricultural activities, land use, and tourism have been key interests through working as a farmer for ten years, agricultural contractor and fencer for twelve years and being involved in a farm shop and catering during farming activities. Billy is currently a shepherd for Scotland’s Rural College at Kirkton Farm, Crianlarich.

Billy has been chairperson for the local National Farmers’ Union, Argyll Blackface sheep breeders and the Lorn show. Billy was also a member of the Strathfillan Community Council.

He has interests in local history, training working sheepdogs, reading and fishing.

Register of Interests

Updated 14 November 2015

  • Category 1: Remuneration
    • Employed by SRUC fulltime
  • Category 2: Related Undertakings
    • Not applicable
  • Category 3: Contracts
    • None
  • Category 4: Houses, Land and Buildings
    • Shared ownership with partner, residential property in Crianlarich
  • Category 5: Interest in Shares & Securities
    • Close relative has shares in Scotgold
  • Category 6: Gifts & Hospitality
    • None
  • Category 7: Non-Financial Interests
    • Member Strathfillan Community Trust
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