Renfrewshire Witch Hunt 1697 is a Membership based Charity, and operates as A Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation No. SC043647.  Our Board of Trustees is comprised of members from diverse backgrounds.

Our Board of Trustees is:

Liz Gardiner, Chair

Stephen Clancy, Vice-chair

Fraser McDonald, Company Secretary

Lynn Cook

Lesley King

Alexander Beattie

Adviser to the Board: Elizabeth Thomas

Because we are committed to involving all local people, young and older and including those with disabilities or physical or mental health issues we believe that this project delivers real social impact. All our volunteers have access to a wide range of opportunities from research, writing, costume, scenic design to provision of administrative support and from participation in re-enactments to being part of essential technical back-up teams.  We believe it is important for everyone to share in the learning so RWH 1697 has produced educational resources and made these available on the web site. The school learning packs for teachers and both primary and secondary pupils have been developed to make the learning experience both interesting and varied as well as meeting the requirements of the Curriculum of Excellence.

With ongoing development of the current outreach programme and having a growing number of partnerships with local museums, schools, Local Authority social work departments and education services, college and university departments as well as with tourism agencies, Creative Renfrewshire Network and The Paisley Centre RWH1697 team feel confident that this project will be a powerful regeneration tool and of continuing and long-term benefit to Paisley and indeed to the whole region.

RWH 1697 has been acknowledged as being in line with the current heritage assets strategy review being undertaken by Renfrewshire Council


To help support the ongoing work of RWH 1697 we are looking for new Charity Trustees to join our Board. We want to hear from enthusiastic people who would like to be members of this exciting and worthwhile project and who are willing to stand for election as Charity Trustees.