Community Councillors

     Community Councillors (as of February 2018)



    James Marshall

     Nethergrange, Hightae

    01387 810081

    Vice Chairman

    David McEwan

    Tempus Fugit, Hightae



    Freda Seddon

    Hill-Bryde, Hightae

    01387 811580


    Graham Anderson

    Newton, Low Road, Hightae

    01387 810430


    George Erskine

    Mossgrove, Hightae

    01387 810328


    Stuart Bowe

    Lake House, Heck



    Cathy Robinson

    Appletree Cottage, Hightae










    Community Council Status: established

    District: Annandale and Eskdale

    Maximum number of voting members: 11

    Community Councillors (elected with voting rights): 8

    Community Councillors (co-opted with non-voting rights): 0

    Vacancies: 3

    Local Councillors (ex-officio with non-voting rights): 0

    Estimated population of CC area: 485

    AGM month: July

    Meeting frequency: approx. every 5/6 weeks except August.

    Local Councillors 



     Adam Wilson

    07388 956546

    Douglas Fairbairn


    Gail MacGregor

    07825 633186

    Stephen Thompson

    07825 633151


    About Community Councils

    Community Councils were introduced mainly to gather public opinion and pass these opinions on to local authorities and other public sector bodies.

    For example, they have a right to be consulted about planning and licensing applications.  They are part of Dumfries and Galloway Council’s winter resilience scheme and many Community Councils have been issued with equipment such as salt bins and snow shovels.  Community Councils have invaluable knowledge about vulnerable people in their communities who may need extra assistance at times.

    Here are some examples of what you can expect your Community Council to help you with:

    • How do we get a salt bin for our street?
    • More detail about Planning and licensing applications.
    • How do we get something done about potholes?
    • Power cuts, water supply disruption – knowledge about vulnerable people to pass on to public sector bodies.
    • Advice about antisocial behaviour.

    Community Councils in Scotland are governed by the Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils in Dumfries and Galloway.  This sets out how they should operate including, elections, membership rules and meeting arrangements. The Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils in Dumfries and Galloway was originally adopted in 1997. Since then various amendments have been agreed by Dumfries and Galloway Council and you can download the most up to date version from the DGC Community Council website below:

    Royal Four Towns Community Council

    In addition to RFT Community Councillors, any resident of RFT is welcome to attend meetings.   Residents normally attend because they have an issue to raise with the council.

    Meetings are normally attended by the Community Police Officer and Local Elected Members of Dumfries and Galloway Council (local councillors).

    Minutes of the last meeting and the agenda for the next are put up in Hightae in the display cabinet (outside the old Post Office) and in the bus shelter (near RFT Hall) and in Greenhill in the display cabinet (on the village Green).  Other notices for RFT CC are also put in the bus shelter.

    Dumfries and Galloway Council

    Dumfries and Galloway Council wants to involve local residents and communities in its work and its decision-making processes. 

    This survey aims to find out what you think of how we engage and involve individuals and communities, our work so far and what you think we could do better. This is a real opportunity for you to influence how Dumfries and Galloway Council organises its resources to empower communities in the future.  


    Please click on the below link to take part.  

    Dumfries and Galloway Community Engagement Survey

    I would really appreciate it if you could take time to participate  and to share this email with anyone you think may be interested.  If you need any assistance please telephone 01387 245960 or email

    Your views are important to me.


    Thank you.



    Kirsty Peden


    Service Manager Area Framework & Community Learning and Development (Nithsdale)


    Community and Customer Services


    Municipal Chambers


    Buccleuch Street


    Dumfries DG1 2AD