Ann Lloyd

Having graduated from Aberdeen University Ann went on to qualify as a teacher of English and History. She spent her early career in the old Inverness council service in Lochaber, moving to Ann LloydCaithness just as the Highland Regional Council was established. In 1978 she moved to Plockton High School.

As the first Assistant Headteacher in the history of the school she had "overall responsibility for girls", not an area of responsibility likely to be found in a Scottish school today! This challenging position included careers education and was the start of a lifelong interest in the study of careers choice and how the social and family expectations in the west highlands impacted on the expectations of girls as they progressed through high school.

Promoted to Depute in 1986, Ann continued to be closely involved in careers and in the development of links between schools and the local employers, serving on local committees dedicated to improving such contacts and studying for a diploma in Education Industry Links with the Open University.

She retired after 32 years in Plockton, just in time to join the board of the newly established West Highland College and enjoys the new challenges of developing college education in such a sparsely populated and remote area.

She is also involved in a variety of community projects and organisations around her home village.