Almond Valley

Meet the Board

Almond Valley's board of trustees are unpaid volunteers who ensure the clear direction and sound governance of the charity. They represent a diverse range of experience and interests,

Bill Percy


Bill led the creation of the Trust while on the board of Livingston Development Corporation, and has served as Almond Valley's Chairman ever since. He has wide experience in business development and operation, most recently in the hospitality sector.

Dr. John Sheldon MBE PhD CBiol MRSB

Vice Chairman

Former Environment Manager, West Lothian Council. Chair - Scottish Landfill Communities Fund WREN Advisory Panel. Chair - Haddington Garden Trust Executive Garden Committee. Former council member Scottish Wildlife Trust and National Trust for Scotland

Charles Brien

Company Secretary

Biographical details here.

Graham Bolan


Biographical details here.

Jim Doherty

A third generation "oil man" with both grandfathers and several other relatives having worked in the shale industry, Jim retired from BP after 35 years service, mainly in the Public Relations sector.

Helping with the development of the Scottish Shale Oil Museum at Almond Valley seemed a natural path to take in my retirement and this has certainly made me appreciate the contribution the entire centre makes to the wider community.

Lianne Lodge

Lianne is a solicitor at a well known Edinburgh firm and specialises in charity law. Born and bred in West Lothian, Lianne has a keen interest in local history and with a young family is a regular visitor to Almond Valley. She therefore brings a mixture of legal knowledge and experience as a service user to the board.

Anne McMillan

Biographical details here.

Andrew Miller

Livingston born in the late 60's Andrew has literally lived through the development of the new town. Elected to West Lothian council he has represented Livingston village since 1995. He also has a young family who very much appreciate the Almond Valley Heritage centre..

Angela Moohan

Biographical details here.

Hugh Owens

Hugh has been a member of the board for over 20 years, initially serving as a representative of West Lothian Council, where he was the spokesperson on tourism and represented the Council on Edinburgh and Lothian Tourist Board. On leaving the Council in 2007, he continues to serve as a trustee.

Alan Scott

Biographical details here.