Jill Gillard

I have lived in Balerno for 21 years with my husband Nige and 2 boys Adam (23) and Elliot (21). I Jill Gillardwas born in Yorkshire and worked in science jobs in England before re-training by taking a Masters in environmental Science at Napier University. I have worked at Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) since 2006, initially as an ecologist in the Edinburgh area and latterly as a pollution control officer in the Falkirk and Stirling area.

I have been involved with many aspects of Balerno life (including playgroup, cubs, PTA, and Harmeny Woodland group) as well as helping with the Main Street Gardeners, Tattie and Apple Days at the Farmers Market.

In 2012, I was part of the group who planted the Malleny Avenue fruit trees (Sustain Balerno’s Community Orchard Project).

As a keen walker and cyclist, I am hoping that BVT projects can help to improve accessibility to the wider area so that all residents can enjoy the benefits of being outdoors and discover more of this fantastic area.