Scotland staff team


Jess Dolan-Director of Scotland


Jess Dolan

Director of Scotland

Jess started her employment with Ramblers in February 2015 as the Director for Scotland and has recently returned to work after a year’s maternity leave.   Before joining Ramblers Scotland, 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. She is a board member of ACOSVO.  Jess is a keen walker, though juggles this with the needs of her two young children.

 Helen Todd


Helen Todd
Campaigns & Policy Manager

Helen joined Ramblers Scotland 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 stepped down as Chair of Scottish Environment LINK in December 2017 after 7 years on the board, and was previously a board member of Transform Scotland for 8 years.

 

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.


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.

 

Jocelyn Payne
Area and Governance Administrator

Jocelyn joined Ramblers in November 2017. Her role includes supporting Scottish Council Executive Committee, areas and general office administration. Jocelyn has diverse work experience, with experience in social housing, travel and tourism, and sport administration, as well as competitive running. She likes being outdoors, whether on foot, on horseback, or in a beer garden with a pint of pale ale.


Dave Graham
Medal Routes Project Officer

Dave joined Ramblers Scotland in November 2017 as the officer in charge of our Medal Routes project, which offers short circular walking routes from a range of walking hubs throughout Scotland. He'll also be working with project partners, including the NHS, to review success and to help us decide next steps for Medal Routes.