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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 working mainly in rural development, recreation, outdoor access and cultural and natural interpretation. He 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 degree in Business Studies with Environmental Education.

David has been involved in numerous conservation schemes including ‘Operation Osprey’ at Loch Garten and is an active member of various local and national conservation groups. He also has over 25 years’ mountain rescue experience.

Register of Interests

Updated 2 February 2016

  • Category 1: Remuneration
    • Consultancy Work
      • Self employed, sole trading consultant, trading under my own name from Buchany, Ancaster Road, Callander.
      • 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).
    • Writing and Lecturing
      • I am an occasional ‘guest lecturer’ on tourism, environmental and economic topics at various universities which usually involves a fee and/or expenses.
      • I produce the occasional article on countryside, landscape, wildlife and travel topics for which I usually receive a fee.
      • I occasionally lead guided walks on behalf of Trossachs Treks and give regular talks at Tigh Mor Trossachs for which I also receive a fee.
      • I have had the occasional photograph published in travel, photography and outdoor magazines. Some of these have related to the Park area. Since October 2015 I have also been invited to sell photographs in various formats from the ‘Creative In Callander’ shop. Some of these also relate to the Park area.
      • Subcontracted by SAC Consulting in January 2016 to assist with background/desk top research as part of study into potential for Community Ownership/Management of woodlands around Callander.
  • Category 2: Related Undertakings
    • None
  • Category 3: Contracts
    Previously work undertaken for clients with a direct interest or ownership, management or promotion in the Park area over the last 10 years, has involved:

    • Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority
    • Stirling Council
    • Forestry Commission (Scotland)
    • Forest Enterprise
    • Woodland Trust Scotland
    • Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
    • Scottish Water
    • Callander Woodland Link
    • Strathard Community Trust
    • McLaren Community Leisure Centre
    • Scottish Enterprise Forth Valley
    • Scottish Natural Heritage
    • Holiday Property Bond
    • University of Stirling
    • Scottish Agricultural College
    • Napier University
    • Forth Valley LEADER Local Action Group
  • 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
      • Co-ordinator of the Callander Railway Festival, 25th – 27th September 2015, on behalf of Callander Community Development Trust (CCDT)
    • My wife has requested letter of support and ‘hot desk’ facility from the National Park Authority on behalf of Callander and Climate Change to support funding application to People’s Postcode Lottery for a Community Transport Plan in 2012.
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