About Us

Our Team

Craigtoun is run by a board of volunteer directors and has a small team of permanent staff, which is supplemented by volunteers and seasonal staff.

Doug Stephen


Doug was one of the founding members of the Friends of Craigtoun and was Vice Chairman under Kyffin Roberts before stepping up to Chair on Kyff’s resignation in 2020. Having moved to St Andrews as a youth, Doug enjoyed regular visits to Craigtoun when it was in its heyday before later introducing his own children and grandchildren to the park. Doug’s management skills and passion for the park have been key to the success of the Friends of Craigtoun.

Sarah Hutchison


Sarah first came to St Andrews as a student in 1977. She has many fond memories of happy family times at Craigtoun, so a spot of volunteering at Craigtoun was high on her list of things to do in retirement. Being a keen gardener, it was obvious where her skills would be best suited and Sarah is now a member of the Craigtoun Garden Group and has given this valuable group of volunteers a voice on the Board.

Paul Dixon

Park Manager

Paul was employed as the Friends of Craigtoun’s first Park Manager in February 2020 and had the onerous task of taking on this demanding new role against the backdrop of a global pandemic that plunged the whole future of the charity into uncertainty. With a successful military career behind him and now 2 untypical seasons at Craigtoun under his belt, Paul is very much hands-on in all areas of the park and its development.

Jane Kell

Operations Director

Originally from Northern Ireland, Jane first visited Craigtoun when her son was at St Andrews University and later moved to the area herself, heading up a local environmental charity. A staunch supporter of the park, she was one of the founding members of the Friends of Craigtoun and her enthusiasm for Craigtoun and drive for it to reach its potential are unparalleled. Jane was in charge of Administration before assuming the role of Operations Director in 2020.

Friends of Craigtoun

We are very grateful for the support we receive from local businesses and individuals. Watch out for our new page, The Friends of Craigtoun Story, which we will be publishing later this year

Volunteering at Craigtoun

As a charity, the Friends of Craigtoun rely heavily on volunteers in all areas of the park and, although we have a great core team, we are always in need of more.