John Palfreyman : FCA Director

Go Dundee event 3rd Nov, 2010: What did Science Ever do for Dundee

John has been a director of FCA since 2011.  His main interest has been developing cycling activities and he has been involved in writing grants for a number of FCA projects.  John has a long term interest in the environment and climate change and this is reflected in his FCA activities.

Val Kidd : FCA Director


Val has been on FCA’s Board since 2011, she teaches English to foreigners and aims to integrate these new Scots in our community. She also gathers local stories and events for the town’s monthly magazine CANdo. You’ll recognise Val’s knitted bike – her keen group of ‘yarnstormers’ meet socially to show each other new and old skills with yarn, sometimes for good causes or just to brighten up Coupar Angu

John M. Hart : FCA Director


I am a solicitor with the Blairgowrie firm Miller Gerrard and have lived and worked in Blairgowrie for over forty years. I am married with three children, two of whom work in the same firm. My main hobbies are Scottish Country Dancing and visiting archaeological remains.

Wendy McCombes : FCA Director


I am a long term resident of Coupar Angus and ran, for many years, the dental practice in the town.  I have been a Director of Forward Coupar Angus since 2012.   I have been leading the growing and cooking projects and running the monthly markets since they were set up in 2014.  I am really delighted that the community shop and carbon reduction centre based in the High Street Store are turning out to be a success.  My focus now is to provide as many opportunities for townspeople of all ages.  To this end my FCA projects are focussing on education and training and giving volunteering and employment opportunities to people in the town

Joe Richards : FCA Director


My name is Joe Richards and I have lived in Coupar Angus for almost all of my life. I worked as a hospital pharmacist for 35 years and retired to plunge into buying and selling antiques and collectables.I am the current chairman and a founder member of the Coupar Angus and District Heritage Association. My involvement in FCA is mostly “hands on” and I encourage and cajole the MAD group each Tuesday morning. Married to Anne with two grown up boys . Our dog is called Alfie,see photo..

Elaine Hogg : FCA Director


I am married with  two grown up kids and have lived in Meigle for over 35 years.My background has been as Business Manager with BMW for 13 years and I now work with Audi. Previous to that I was Branch & Retail Manager with RBS. I want to be able to use my experience to assist the Team at FCA and give something back to the Community and help build on their success. I enjoy various craft hobbies and  I am especially interested in the local FCA Shop.
Kenneth Anderson : FCA Director

I am the newest member to the board and a member of M.A.D
Why I became a director along with joining M.A.D is easy I love Coupar Angus
I have lived in Coupar Angus a long time and they are the best years
I now have the time to give something back to the town I love.