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Iain Shonny Paterson

Iain Shonny Paterson was appointed to the Park Authority Board on 9th November 2020 by Scottish Ministers following nomination by Argyll and Bute Council.

Iain Shonny Paterson, known as ‘Shonny’ grew up in Arrochar and has returned here to live and work. His working history includes time as an agricultural contractor and welder fabricator. He currently runs a business in Arrochar working with people with learning difficulties, mental health issues and physical disabilities through providing outdoor activity opportunities and respite care in the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.

Shonny is a member of the Arrochar Mountain Rescue team, he is proud and privileged to be a member of an organisation where all members volunteer their time to assist those in need.

During the Coronavirus pandemic Shonny has worked with the Arrochar and Tarbet Development Trust to provide assistance to members of the community.

Shonny stood in the Argyll & Bute Council elections in 2017 as he has always wanted to serve the community and is now looking forward to continuing this role as a member of the Park Authority Board.

Register of Interests

  • Category 1: Remuneration
    • Argyll and Bute Councillor
    • Director – Bookfan Limited trading as South Peak: South Peak provides activities and short breaks (respite) within the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.
  • Category 2: Related Undertakings
    • None
  • Category 3: Contracts
    • None
  • Category 4: Houses, Land and Buildings
    • Commercial interest in vacant Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority asset
  • Category 5: Interest in Shares & Securities
    • None
  • Category 6: Gifts and Hospitality
    • None
  • Category 7: Non-Financial Interests
    • Arrochar Mountain Rescue Team
    • Dunbartonshire & Argyll and Bute Valuation Joint Board
    • Argyll Community Housing Association (ACHA)
    • Strathclyde Partnership for Transport and Strathclyde Passenger Authority (substitute)
    • Argyll and Bute Care & Repair Board
    • Spokesperson for the third sector in Argyll and Bute Council
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