Alan Forrester

Project Manager - canal college Lowlands
Alan Forrester

Hello! I’m Alan and I’m the Trust’s Project Manager for canal college in the Lowlands. On canal college, we help unemployed young people unlock their full potential through practical heritage activities along the canal network.

Before I came to the Trust, I had spent all my working life in the science and engineering sectors, including a 12 year stretch in nuclear medicine, but I’ve never been in a role that’s as rewarding as this. The difference our projects make to the lives of people is just incredible. Through canal college, we helped a young girl who suffered from crippling social anxiety learn to deal with her condition and secure a place at college studying creative design. That’s the kind of result that keeps you going and I’m very proud of the work we do and the commitment of my wee team.

Get in touch with me with any enquiries or ideas about canal college, whether you want to know more about how the project can help or want to see how we can work together to create more opportunities for young people.