Ross Martin

Chair
Ross Martin

“The Scottish Waterways Trust changes lives through the power of our canals.”

I’m Ross and I’m the chair of the Scottish Waterways Trust Board. I’m currently the Chief Executive of the Scottish Council for Development and Industry, as well as an advisor to BIDS Scotland – the national network for the country’s fastest growing local economic partnership, the Business Improvement District – but I’ve been heavily involved in the development and diversification of our nation’s economy for over 25 years. Helping our young people into work is another passion and, to that end, I’m an occasionally-practicing high school teacher and an adviser to Adopt an Intern.

I want to see the Scottish Waterways Trust continue to connect the canals with those who need them most and bring lasting, positive change to the communities that line their banks.