Janet MacdonaldJanet, who founded the Agar Trust, is one of Alan’s three daughters.  She is a specialist in educational research, with a particular interest in the use, and misuse, of technology for teaching and learning. In 20 years of working for the OU in Scotland she was particularly concerned with the challenges of supporting remote and rural students and staff.  Janet plays the piano and 'cello.
Peter Syme Julieis of Angus farming stock, educated in Scotland and at Cambridge University. He worked as a VSO teacher in Nigeria, before joining the Department of Education & Science in London. Subsequently, he was Director of the Open University in London and then in Scotland, until retirement in 2010.  He was awarded the OBE in 2009 for services to higher education, and holds an honorary doctorate from the OU.  He lives now in Edinburgh, with a wide range of interests in history and the arts.
Sandy Barclay Sandy was born in the fishing village of Gardenstown. He spent his entire working life in banking, in branches from Banff to Berwick-upon-Tweed. He has played and listened to jazz for over 50 years.
Dougie Pincock Juliemade his name as the piper in Battlefield Band during the 1980s.  Since then, his 40-year career has spanned almost every aspect of Scottish traditional music, as a performer, composer, teacher and broadcaster.  He is currently the Director of the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music at Plockton High School.
Sarah Bevan-Baker Sarahwas born in Aberdeen and grew up on the Black Isle and in Glasgow before studying violin at the Royal College of Music in London.  She has been a member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and several chamber ensembles including Dunedin Consort, Raeburn Quartet and Hebrides Ensemble.  As a musician who grew up in rural Scotland she understands the challenges faced by today's young musicians and is therefore delighted to be involved in the Agar Trust.

Lis DoonerLis, a Scottish flute player, was a member of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra for 25 years.  Since leaving the orchestra Lis has continued teaching at St Mary’s Music School, Edinburgh and in the Scottish Borders where she lives.  Lis is also in demand as a tutor at orchestral courses and at flute summer schools.

Judith Crow. Judith I am very excited to be working with the Agar Trust to provide administrative support.  Music has always been a very important part of my life and I was very lucky to be surrounded by it whilst growing up.  As well as being an enthusiastic administrator, I am an author and publisher and, for two days a week, a primary school teacher, teaching a lovely bunch of P3/4s at a rural school in Caithness.

We are also supported by a group of much respected advisers, including Katy Bell and Murdo Macdonald.

The Agar Trust is a registered Scottish charity, No: SC044645.
Reg address: 'Tigh nam Beithe', Strathpeffer, Ross-shire IV14 9ET, Scotland, UK.
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