Cllr Ian James

Ian James was elected to the Council in 2017 to represent the Strathtay ward. Since being elected, Ian has taken an active role within this extremely large rural ward, making representations for residents from all parts of the Ward regardless of their political allegiance and has successfully acted as mediator for a number of issues, from education to housing matters.

Ian has fought for funding to make sure that rural areas do not lose out to the higher populated areas like Perth City Centre and is keen to ensure residents are not left isolated. Prior to the Covid crisis, Ian was lobbying for funding for an upgrade to the Stewart Towers road which provides a vital link between the heart of the ward and the new A9 Trunk road.

Ian has taken a keen interest in the large housing developments which have been granted planning permission throughout Strathtay and is keen to work with the community and developers to make sure that the housing doesn’t outgrow the infrastructure.

Ian works full time as a Technical Author writing maintenance manuals for the Chinook Helicopter. He lives in Kinloch with his partner Alison, their 5 French Bulldogs, flock of chickens and their African Grey parrot.

As well as spending time with his dogs and animals in his spare time, he likes to spend time growing his own vegetables. Ian volunteers with Phoenix French bulldog rescue, The Edward Foundation (Bulldog rescue) and he is a Director of Greatwood, a charity that rescues, rehomes and retrains retired and injured racehorses and provides Animal Assisted Intervention education programmes for children and young adults with special educational needs.



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Cllr Chris Ahern

Chris was elected as Councillor for the Perth City Centre Ward in 2017.
Chris writes: "As a local resident, I live with my family in North Muirton. My children grew up in North Muirton and have all been to the local schools. I am delighted to have been elected for this ward. Perth is a very fair city, but we are still a long way from recognising our full potential.

Cllr Kathleen Baird

Kathleen Baird was re-elected to represent the Almond and Earn ward in 2017.

Kathleen writes: "It has been an enormous privilege to serve the community of Almond and Earn and I was delighted to have been re-elected to the Council .

Cllr Bob Brawn

Bob Brawn was elected in 2017 as a Councillor for the Blairgowrie and Glens ward, alongside Cllr Caroline Shiers . Having run the local shop and Post Office with his wife for the last fourteen years, Bob is well-placed to appreciate the changing concerns of the local community.

Cllr Harry Coates

Harry Coates was elected to Perth and Kinross Council in 2017.

Harry writes: "I am delighted to have been elected as Councillor for Perth City North. 

Cllr Angus Forbes

Angus was elected in 2017 to represent the Carse of Gowrie ward. Since his election, Angus has built a solid reputation with his constituents as someone who can get things done.

Cllr David Illingworth

David Illingworth was elected Councillor for Almond and Earn in 2017.

David writes: " I am delighted to have been elected to serve Almond and Earn ward at Perth and Kinross Council.

Cllr Murray Lyle

Elected in 2007 to represent the Strathallan Ward and  re-elected in 2012 and in 2017, Murray is spokesman on Environment issues for the Scottish Conservative group on Perth and Kinross Council.