About Us

The Brown Forbes Memorial Fund is a charity registered in Scotland number SC029353. The Brown Forbes Memorial Fund was endowed to support the beautification and restoration of the countryside and coastline of Scotland. It funds projects and conservation work carried out by registered charities in many areas of Scotland to improve access to Scotland's coast and countryside.

Biographical notes of Trustees

Fiona Crombie

Fiona is a Social Worker and Family and Systemic Psychotherapist working for the NHS in Glasgow. Fiona knew Miss Brown as Aunt Nettie throughout her childhood. She shares her love of the Scottish coast and countryside and her interest in conservation. Fiona has been a Trustee since 2010

Fiona Crombie

Alan Crombie

Alan is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered IT Professional now working for The Open University. He was one of the founding trustees when the Trust was set up in 2000. He is also a trustee of another charity which maintains a listed building as a Heritage Centre in Highland Perthshire where he now lives. Having discovered that Munros and Corbetts are becoming increasingly challenging he now contents himself with bagging Scotland’s lochans and islands, and taking his grandchildren out to the countryside.


Alan Crombie

Alistair B. Burrow

Retired solicitor: Vice President and chair of trustees, The Boys’ Brigade UK and Republic of Ireland: chair of trustees, The Scottish Youth Football Development Trust; Treasurer 2011 - 2017, The Girls’ Brigade in Scotland; Treasurer, Archaeology Scotland; Director (Trustee) The Merchants’ House of Glasgow; voluntary youth leader, church elder; enjoys walking, philately, reading history and biography, and travel. Formerly Clerk, The Incorporation of Hammermen of Glasgow 1988 - 2011 and Deacon 2011-2012: former Director (trustee), Treasurer and Preses (chair of trustees) The North Parish Washing Green Society (Glasgow).


Alistair B. Burrow

Dr Alison Moss

Alison is a botanist and semi-retired landscaping specialist. She is actively involved in various natural history societies including Glasgow Natural History Society, Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland, Plantlife, and Clyde and Argyll Fungus Group. Each society participates in wild life recording and conservation in the Scottish countryside. She became a Trustee in 2015.


Dr Alison Moss

Angus Kerr

Angus Kerr is the Regional Director for Rathbones in Glasgow and is a Chartered Wealth Manager and a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment. Angus serves on a variety of civic and charitable committees.


Angus Kerr