Caitlin McNeill is based on her home island Colonsay, one of Argyll’s most remote communities. Caitlin has a background in community development, having been involved in Colonsay Community Development Company (CCDC) as their Director and as CCDC’s Local Development Officer.
Caitlin has a strong link to island culture with generational island knowledge through her family's involvement in music, arts and literature, instilling in Caitlin an appreciation for the culture she grew up around. This support allowed Caitlin to study Scottish traditional music and Gaelic at the National Centre for Excellence in Traditional Music.
In 2021 Caitlin gained a degree in Law from the University of Stirling, with a deep understanding of legal challenges faced by small charities, community rights to buy and human rights.
Working in community development, it is clear to Caitlin the potential of islands and islanders to overcome great challenges and make positive changes for the future of their community. Caitlin is pleased to now be working with CHARTS to support sustainable and innovative creative ventures, promoting the islands and helping to build strong relationships and networks.