Glen Art was founded by Fiona MacDonald, an opera singer from Arisaig. Over the last ten years Fiona has been involved in performing and organising events for mainly military charities, including Poppy Scotland, Erskine, The Afghanistan Trust and Combat Stress. Fiona was inspired to become involved in fundraising by her great aunt Mary McKinnon, whose name appears on the Arisaig War Memorial. Mary McKinnon was a nurse, who died when the hospital ship she was on, The Glenart Castle, was torpedoed in the Bristol Channel in 1918.
Elisabeth Winkler Lawrence passionately believes that making music and art is a force for good and essential to life as a fulfilled human being.She has supported fundraising for veterans for several years, including Erskine, The Afghanistan Trust and Combat Stress, and is very proud to be a trustee of Glen Art.The ethos of service, sharing and understanding was deeply ingrained during her education at UWC of the Atlantic, a school founded by the educationalist Kurt Hahn.Her book on music education was published by Bloomsbury, and she has worked in the creative industries since leaving the Royal Academy of Music.
Dr Gulliver Ralston is Artistic Director of the Brinkburn Festival and Director of Music at the University of Roehampton. He has lectured for the Royal Academy of Arts in London and taught at Oxford University. He has enjoyed working with community and charity projects over a number of years, including events for The Afghanistan Trust and The National Academy of Music in Zimbabwe. He is delighted to be joining the board of Glen Art.
Tara Harrison is a highly respected psychoanalytic psychotherapist and counsellor, who trained in psychoanalysis after a successful singing career for many years which took her to opera houses around the world. Tara is very proud to be a trustee of Glen Art, particularly as it encompasses two passions of hers: the arts, and mental and emotional wellbeing, with a growing awareness of the issues that ex-servicemen and women face.Tara now works in private practice and has a real interest in working with people dealing with the impact of trauma in their lives.