All members of Horshader residing in South Shawbost, Dalbeag and Dalmore are entitled and actively encouraged to stand for election at our Annual General Meeting.
The minimum number of directors at any one time is three, with a maximum of eight. No more than two of these can be from Dalmore/Dalbeag, with no more than six from South Shawbost. The directors are elected by Horshader members at the AGM and are subject to retirement by rotation, after which time they are entitled to stand for re-election. All directors have to be proposed and seconded by an ordinary member of the Company who is not a relative or family member.
Any individual wishing to stand for election can download and complete the form below or request a paper copy from the Horshader Office.
Flora Macleod has lived in Dalmore for 16
years and worked in the care sector before becoming a Day Care
Officer for Comhairle nan Eilean Siar. She looks forward to working
with the new board of trustees and everybody involved within the
Alisdair Wiseman (Secretary)
After a short time in
the Royal Navy, Alisdair worked as an Operations Manager in two
multinational food companies. He then spent 4 years as a management
consultant before setting up and running a medium-sized consultancy
specialising in helping organisations perform better. In 2000, he
set up the Innovation Zone and has worked with people at all levels
in organisations big and small all over the world. He moved up to
the islands permanently in 2010 to help his wife Lesley set up and
run Hebrides Art, a VisitScotland 5-star gallery and coffee shop in
Seilebost on the Isle of Harris. They built their new house at
Dalbeg in 2017 and opened The Beach House Gallery in 2018.
Sharon Macleod (Vice Chair)
Having been born and brought up in Shawbost, Sharon attended the first Gaelic croileagan and followed through with Gaelic medium education in Shawbost School. She left the Nicolson Institute in 2016 and went on to study Pharmacy at the University of Strathclyde.
spent last summer working at Lews Castle College UHI organising
summer schools for university students studying Gaelic and working
on a new Gaelic degree. This summer she has a student placement with
Hebridean Housing Partnership.
Mary is married to Kenny. Together they
have a daughter Angela who is married to Graham and a son Donnie who
is married to Alice. Between their two children they been have given
five gorgeous grandchildren – four girls and a boy.
Mary recently took early retirement from Western Isles
Council where she worked at Carloway Day Centre and Ardseileach
Residential in Stornoway. She
has been involved with community groups in one way or another for
nearly 40 years and has recently become a Trustee of Horshader
Community Development. She also volunteers with The Leanne Fund.
Born and brought up in Stornoway, marriage to a Siarach
brought Jimina to South Shawbost, where she and her husband, Chris,
are bringing up their two boys in the
house they built a stone's throw from his family home. With a young
family she serves on Sgoil Siabost parent council and is very
involved in events associated with the
school and community. She has worked in the Carloway surgery for
the last 5 years. If work or family didn't keep her busy enough she
has been involved in some epic fundraising events for The Leanne
Fund. Most well known being "500 Miles for the Leanne Fund", where
in July 2013 she and her 4 fellow Leanne ladies walked 100 miles non
stop from South Harris to the Butt of Lewis and then last year they
tackled the "Magnificent7 for the Leanne Fund" which was climbing 7
Munro's (the Lochaber Traverse) in 24 hours.
Domhnall Allan stays in North Shawbost and is the tenant of 10 South Shawbost, he has a grown up son and daughter and two grand children. He served his apprenticeship as a heavy plant fitter. He also spent a few years as a Harris tweed weaver. He has worked offshore for 21 years as a drilling maintenance supervisor. In his time off he is an active crofter.