Scotland staff team

Jess Dolan-Director of Scotland

Jess Dolan

Director of Scotland (currently on maternity leave)

Jess started her employment with Ramblers  on 9 February 2015 as the Director for Scotland.   Before joining Ramblers, Jess has worked for two of the largest environmental and conservation campaigning organisations, Friends of the Earth and the RSPB.  While at the RSPB Jess managed the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative, delivering a programme of 50 linked projects covering access, conservation and heritage.  Jess is particularly interested in the links between walking and wellbeing, and the benefits that being outdoors has on physical and mental health. Jess is a keen walker, though juggles this with needs of her curious toddler who is an enthusiastic (if unpredictable) addition to many walks.

 Helen Todd

Helen Todd
Campaigns & Policy Manager

Helen is Campaigns & Policy Manager for Ramblers Scotland. She joined the organisation in 2004 as Access Campaign Officer, working towards the effective implementation of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003, and took on her current role in 2011. Previously Helen worked for Friends of the Earth Scotland. She gained an MSc in Ecological Economics at Edinburgh University in 2003 and before that worked for 13 years as a teacher, trainer and manager in language schools, mainly overseas. Helen is a keen walker and cyclist and is a mildly-obsessive Munro-bagger.


Danny Carden
Communications & Engagement Officer

Danny joined Ramblers Scotland in April 2016, and is responsible for all things comms & engagement north of the border. He has a background in background in digital communications, PR and journalism - and previously worked for ScotRail and regional newspapers in England. He loves being outdoors, whether that is for running, climbing, hillwalking or photography.

Robert Burns 

Rob Burns
Medal Routes Project Officer

Rob joined Ramblers Scotland in October 2013 as the Medal Routes Project Officer, to implement and promote walking hubs throughout Scotland that offer short circular walking routes. His background involves working with schools, local communities and engaging with employees to be more physically active and choose sustainable travel options. Rob loves extreme sports and travelling to new places when he gets the chance.

Jeannie Cranfield

Jeannie Cranfield
Delivery Officer

Before joining Ramblers Scotland as Games Legacy Advisor, Jeannie spent over a decade managing dance, opera, comedy and theatre productions before moving into large scale outdoor event management. Latterly she was Practice Development Manager for Children in Scotland for seven years before moving to India to volunteer with a small charity that provides education for neglected children. Home again she is delighted to be doing her bit to get Scotland more physically active. Since joining Ramblers had she been bitten by the Munro bug and loves nothing more than walking in the wilds of Scotland. Jeannie became Delivery Officer in 2015.

Katy Robinson  

Katy Robinson
Project Officer - Walks Leadership

Katy joined Ramblers Scotland in April 2016, and is responsible for understanding more about our walk leaders in Ramblers Scotland and developing new training for them. With a Design degree, she started off as a PlayDoh Engineer working in toy design, then worked as a teacher for many years, before moving to Iona. Before and during her time at Ramblers, Katy has been involved in Guiding, Scouting and DofE for many years. She plays in a community concert band, sings in the local cathedral and loves a good game of rugby.


Faye Henderson
Area and Governance Administrator

Faye joined Ramblers in January 2016. Her role includes supporting Scottish Council Executive Committee, areas and general office administration. She has previously worked for Standard Life Investments and volunteered as a counsellor at ChildLine. She enjoys playing music, being outside and going on walks.