Meet the team

Scott Anderson

Scott Joined the DYW team in May 2019 as the Lead Officer For Argyll and Bute.  Scott became interested in the DYW program as a result of returning to education after a career in the catering industry came to an end due to an injury.  As a student at Argyll College UHI, he became very interested in student representation and promoting education, was elected Depute President of the Highlands and Islands Students’ Association (HISA)  where he served on the Board of Argyll College UHI and later as a Trustee of HISA promoting the welfare and growing opportunities for students.  He is currently responsible for Helensburgh, Lomond, Cowal and Bute areas, with overall responsibility for the whole Argyll and Bute region.  To contact Scott, click here.

Rebecca Russell 

Rebecca joined the DYW team in January 2019 as a DYW Project Worker, having previously worked as a volunteer coordinator, recruiting and working with volunteers from all walks of life, for Campbeltown, Islay and Bute Community Gardens. She was then appointed the position of Children’s Activities Leader in Campbeltown Community Garden, organising and running events for young people with the aim of helping them to become more integrated in their local community. Rebecca is based in Campbeltown and covers Kintyre, Islay, Gigha and Jura and has specific interests in the Forestry, Agriculture, Hortilculture, Aquaculture and construction sectors.  To contact Rebecca, click here.

Maggie Melville 

Based in and around the Oban area, Maggie joined the team in late July 2019.  After many years working as a nurse, specialising in mental health, Maggie decided to retire from the role of Team Leader of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in Argyll and Bute and take a change of direction.  She is very community spirited and is well known around the county due to her previous role.  Maggie is based in the Oban area, but she also covers the islands to the west as well as north Argyll.  Maggie’s work days are Tuesday to Thursday, but she will make an exception and work as and when required to support anyone needing DYW’s services.  To contact Maggie, click here.

The Team

Although the Team are all relatively new to their roles, together they bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the project and will happily go out over their way to help any business, school, student or parent make the right connections to Develop the Young Workforce in Argyll and Bute.  Their goal is to ensure that No One Gets Left Behind and that we Get it Right for Every Child.