Educated at Ullapool primary and Dingwall academy; graduated Heriot-Watt university 1981 BSc(1st) Civil Engineering; six years design consultancy; employed by RJ McLeod (Contractors) Ltd 1987, promoted to the board of directors 1997. Married with four children and native to Ullapool. Interests include: sailing, coastal rowing, hill walking, running and cycling. Involvement in many community groups: terms as sailing club commodore / committee member; founder member and chair of moorings association, Convener of Ullapool Harbour trustees, member of Isle Martin Trust and advisor to marine project; consultee on Atlantic Coast (Wester Ross) project; consultee to CCC yachtsman’s pilot and Reids & Macmillan almanac; member of LBSC skiff build team and regular rowing participant. Sandy contributes to the project by bringing invaluable experience of building hydro schemes as well as in-depth community involvement.