New NTS chairman revealed

Scotland’s largest conservation charity, the National Trust for Scotland, which owns and administrates the House of Dun on the Brechin to Montrose road, has announced that Sir Moir Lockhead OBE is to succeed Sir Kenneth Calman as chairman when he retires from the role in 2015.

Sir Moir, who lives in Royal Deeside, will lead the Trustees as they set out a new vision and strategy for the charity’s long-term future.

He has an abundance of business experience, gained in a career which has taken him from being a 15 year-old apprentice mechanic to establishing and growing one of the largest and most successful international transport operators.

Sir Moir was born in a mining village in County Durham and came to Scotland in 1979 to be Glasgow City Transport’s Chief Engineer.

He oversaw the final stages of the underground’s refurbishment.

He joined Grampian Regional Transport as its general manager in 1985 and led a management and employee buyout in 1989, retiring in 2010.