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David Warnock

David Warnock was re-elected to Ward 3 (Callander) on 3 July 2014 for a period of four years to July 2018.

He has lived in Callander since 1986 and operates a small consultancy business under the trading name of David Warnock Tourism and Environment Consultancy. The consultancy is mainly involved in rural development, recreation, outdoor access and cultural and natural interpretation projects. The consultancy also organises specialist tours, guided walks and talks.

David previously worked as Development Officer on the award winning Trossachs Trail Tourism Management Programme and as Senior Countryside Ranger with Stirling District Council. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Studies with Environmental Education as the degree’s second subject.

David has been involved in numerous conservation schemes and is a member of various local and national conservation groups.

Register of Interests

  • Category 1: Remuneration
    • Consultancy Work
      • Self employed, sole trading consultant, trading from my home address under the name of David Warnock Tourism and Environment Consultancy.
      • I have undertaken work either as contractor or sub-contractor to other consultants, for agencies and organisations with a direct interest of ownership, management or promotion of the Park area (see category 3 for details).
      • Received an approach by Strathard Heritage Network with the possibility of assisting with consultancy support from July 2018.
    • Guided Walks, Talks and Photography
      • I lead guided walks on behalf of Trossachs Treks and give regular talks at Tigh Mor Trossachs on behalf of the Holiday Property Bond for which I also receive a fee.
      • I also organise and lead specialist ‘Theme Weeks’ based at Tigh Mor Trossachs on a range of topics on behalf of Holiday Property Bond.
  • Category 2: Related Undertakings
    • None
  • Category 3: Contracts
    Previously undertaken work for clients with a direct interest or ownership, management or promotion in the Park area over the last year, as follows:

      • SAC Consulting
      • Holiday Property Bond
      • Trossachs Treks

    Completed contract on behalf of Cairngorms National Park Authority to carry out directional path signing audit in Newtonmore.

      • Category 4: Houses Land or Buildings
        • Joint owner with my wife of family home and garden in Callander within the National Park boundary.
      • Category 5: Interest in Shares and Securities
        • None
      • Category 6: Gifts & Hospitality
        • None
      • Category 7: Non-Financial Interests
        • Memberships (with direct interest in the National Park area)
          • Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
          • Scottish Wildlife Trust
          • National Trust for Scotland
          • Scottish Council for National Parks
          • Killin Mountain Rescue Team
          • Callander Kirk
        • Memberships (with no direct interest in the National Park area)
          • Friends of the Earth Scotland
          • Scottish Environment Link
          • Royal Scottish Geographical Society
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