Who is involved?
The Borders Community Rail Partnership Steering Group meet monthly to plan for and manage the activities of the CRP. All of the members of the CRP work on a voluntary basis.
Mags Fenner (Chair)
Mags has lived in the Borders for 11 years. She previously worked with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and served postings in a range of overseas countries specialising in Public Diplomacy in her latter years with the FCO. Mags now works in Marketing and PR and is a member of the Chartered Institute of PR. She is passionate about the Scottish Borders and the opportunities that the Railway brings to the region.
Alistair McNeill (Vice Chair)
Alistair has lived in Eskbank for most of his life. The retired civil servant and media executive is a former president of the Rotary Club of Dalkeith which in 2015 helped celebrate the coming of the Borders Railway to Midlothian with The Rail Thing – a packed-out civic reception heralding a weekend of rail-themed attractions for all ages at the National Mining Museum. Alistair is a member of the BRCP’s access and environment group working with Scotrail to make stations as welcoming and friendly as possible for rail users.
Nick worked for the University of Edinburgh in the department supporting its computing and library services, latterly in a communications role, until he retired several years ago. He lives in Portobello, Edinburgh’s seaside resort, and was pleased to be able to commute from Brunstane to Edinburgh until he retired. He is now even more pleased to be able to visit so many interesting places in Midlothian and the Borders from that same Brunstane, now a gateway to some of the best of Scotland. He would like to see even more people enjoying the benefits of the new Railway.
Prior to retirement Anne worked for Lothian Health Board, having a dual role of Nurse manager and Quality and Standards Officer for Mid and East Lothian.
She lives in Gorebridge where she ran a B&B for 6 years; a pleasant rural town, enjoying the many walks and easy access to Gorebridge station. Anne is a member of the BRCP's Access/Environmental group and is also a station adopter.