Meet The Team

We are a charity, registered in Scotland, SC052407, with the mission of re-opening and ensuring the long term sustainability of the outdoor tidal pool in Portsoy. This is our team:

Andrew MacRae


Although relatively new to Portsoy Andrew has always lived locally. He spent the majority of his working life in retail management turning around failing supermarket departments.

Through years of foster caring he has undertaken many child development courses and would like nothing more than to see the pool open for the future generations to enjoy.

A very keen water skier until an injury forced him to stop recently.

Ellie Andrew


Mum of two and married to Garry Andrew. Works as an ED Nurse so well versed in working in a high stress environment and making difficult decisions.

Has lived in Portsoy since 2011 but grew up in Cornhill just up the road.

Spent the majority of her summers in Portsoy at her grandparents or at the beach / harbour / pool with her sister and mum.

Colin Clark

Operations Manager

Now retired and living in Portsoy after spending all his life in the building industry from a Joiner, to having his own business before joining John Lewis Department stores as Maintenance Manager then Aberdeen University.

He has played various sports over the years to a high level and played in the Highland League for Deveronvale, Huntly, Peterhead, and Cove Rangers.

He also plays the drums in FITLIKEN a covers rock band.

Garry Andrew

Vice Charmain

Dad of two and married to Ellie Andrew.
Runs his own Joinery company in between working offshore, so a project like this is well within his knowledge base and a happy challenge for him to be involved with.

Garry has spent his whole life in Portsoy and so has a close connection with the pool and the sea.

Garry spends his spare time out fishing on a small boat he shares or maintaining his marine fish tank.

Susan Clark

Fundraising Manager

Susan and Colin moved to Portsoy for their retirement after 35 years of coming and going to Sandend along the coast.

Susan retired from her job with the NHS after 25 yrs and latterly being part of the Play Service team at Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital for 15 years.

Getting involved with the re-generation of the pool was something that Susan and her husband Colin wanted to help with as a great asset to the area.

Allion Mary Young

Fundraising Assistant

Allison was born and brought up in Portsoy so has first-hand knowledge of the pool and its history.

Like most of Portsoy long term residents she spent most of her school holidays and free time at the Pool.

Allison loved the pool that much she was Part of the Portsoy swimming club as well as serving on the committee of the Ladies club,scouts parent group,RNLI and Portsoy Institute Hall Refurbishment

Craig Turner


Craig has worked in IT for over 30 years doing various roles including software developer, head of IT and is an accredited project manager.

He enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling and paddle boarding and is a keen photographer.

POP Blog

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Summer Survey Results

Thank you to the 232 people that completed our Summer Survey 2023. We thought you woudl like to see the results of the survey! It certainly shows that there is great interest in outdoor swimming Read more…

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Where is the Pool?

Portsoy Outdoor Pool is at the end of Target Road, Portsoy, Scotland. It does not have a postcode, Click for google maps directions


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