Skip to content


Willie Marshall, MBE, Chairman

Willie is a retired engineer with a long history of involvement in the outdoors. A mountaineer with 60+ years experience of hillwalking, climbing and skiing. He was a member of the Assynt Mountain Rescue Team for 25 years, team leader for 15 years and served on the executive of the Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland as vice chair, acting chair and chairman for 6 years. He has a long standing involvement with The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award as an expedition assessor. He has also served the community for 16 years as a Scottish Ambulance Service Community First Responder.

Elspeth Husband, Secretary


Leslie Grant, Treasurer

Leslie works in the nuclear power industry and has been with DSRL, Dounreay for more than 30 years.

He is a squadron Leader in the Air Training Corps with 30 years experience and is currently responsible for adventure training within Highland Wing. He is vice chairperson of the Wick Gala, a member of the Wick Christmas Lights Committee and treasurer of the Wick Trinkie Preservation Group..

A keen hillwalker, Leslie has complete 113 Munros to date.

Roger Saxon

Roger was a Caithness councillor for 13 years and remains active in community affairs, with interests in community radio, local heritage and youth work. He is a retired project manager with an engineering background, as an apprentice, designer, project engineer and engineering consultant.  

A former Queen’s Scout, he has also retired from camping and hill-walking but remains a keen walker. 

Catriona Andrews

Catriona is a Chartered engineer who has worked within the nuclear sector for Rolls-Royce for more than 15 years. 

She is a Girlguiding leader who values providing young people with opportunities for adventure and fun in the outdoors. 

Catriona enjoys time spent exploring local beaches, forests and historical sites with her family, but ventures further afield to find pleasure in snow covered mountains.  

She also holds committee positions with the Thurso branch of the Institute of Mechanical engineers, Girlguiding Highlands and Islands Executive and Pennyland Primary School parent council. 

Bryan Dods

Bryan Dods currently works as a Project Officer for Caithness Voluntary Group, on such diverse tasks as developing district heat networks, facilitating poverty relief measures and organising training for community groups. Having previously been employed in energy roles and having served as an Army Cadet Force instructor, he brings a wealth of knowledge and skill to the group.