FYT in Scotland - a brief history

FYT Scottish Committee

The FYT Scottish Committee existed from 1969 until about 2005 and was responsible for directing the work of FYT in Scotland. The first Chair of the Scottish Committee was Norman Sinclair and the first Secretary was Liz Hoggarth. At the very start the committee was responsible to SU-Scotland, but after a very few years became responsible to the FYT UK committee.

Over these years the people chairing the committee have included:
Jean Findlater Alex Calder Joe Houston Graham Aitken
Bob Johnston Christine Pettie Phil White Neil Pratt

Committee members came from a large range of backgrounds both as regards their church affiliation and their daily work. Lecturers, teachers, nurses, social workers, youth & communty workers, ministers, secretaries, students, journalist, deaconess - as regards work. Church of Scotland, Baptist, Brethren, Roman Catholic, Congregational, United Free, Episcopalian - as regards church affiliation.


Members of the committee at various times
(information from committee minutes and newsletters; names as they were at the time)
1970
Norman Sinclair
Liz Hoggarth
Neil McLean
Carson Clark
Alex McCrae
Jean Findlater
Ray McLarty
John Butler
Keith Steven
1973
Jean Findlater
Janette Cowan
Keith Steven
Jean Kemp
John Jamieson
Jim Cowie
Alex Calder
Neil McLean
John Butler
Bob Johnston
Alan Webster
1976
Alex Calder
Helen Macdonald
Rena Matheson
Janette Cowan
Jean Findlater
Bob Johnston
Chris McIlquham
Tom Paterson
Dorothy Perry
Pat Renton
1978
Joe Houston
Donald Scott
Ian Milligan
Jean Grigor
Bob Johnston
Jim Cowie
Lorna Chapman
Helen MacDonald
Kenny Symon
Bryan Bowditch
Alistair MacIndoe
Keith Steven
Neil Paterson
1979
Joe Houston
Jean Grigor
Keith Steven
Bob Johnston
Chris Flashman
Bryan Bowditch
Kenny Symon
Lorna Chapman
Ian Milligan
Donald Scott
Neil Paterson
Bill Farra
Helen Macdonald
Donald Scott
Jean Grigor
Alistair Mcindoe
Neil Paterson
Early1980
Joe Houston
Chris Flashman
Kenny Symon
Lesley Orr
Bob Johnston
Ian Milligan
Eildon Dyer
Donald Scott
Christine Pettie
Bryan Bowditch
Gordon Blair
Neil Paterson
Mid 1983
Joe Houston
David Buchan
Howard Hudson
Graham Aitken
Lynsey Eve
Andrew kenedy
Kenny Symon
Bob Johnston
Damian Quinn
Janice Robinson
Early 1985

Kenny Symon
Alison Bush
Muriel Pearson
Howard Hudson
Bob Johnston
Jinty Laing
Graham Aitken
Phil White
Bill Taylor
Margaret Hunter
Andy Thornton
Andrew Kennedy
Late 1987
Graham Aitken
Kenny Symon
Margaret Hunter
Muriel Pearson
Bob Johnston
Christine Pettie
Donald Scott
Howard Hudson
Bill Hunter
Billy Paul
Ginty Laing
Late 1991
Kenny Symon
Bill Hunter
Jean Findlater
Bob Johnston
Betty White
Christine Pettie
Allan Pettie
Muriel Pearson
David Hood
John McMurray
Anne-Marie Monaghan
Margaret Hunter
Late 1993
Campbell Bell
Jean Findlater
Kathy Hooke
Bob Johnston
John McMurray
Muriel Pearson
Allan Pettie
Christine Pettie
Feri Salvesen
Phil White
Late 1995
Paul Beautyman
Campbell Bell
Kirsty Jarvis
Jean Findlater
Bob Johnston
Muriel Pearson
Allan Pettie
Neil Pratt
Phil White
Gary Williams
Christine Pettie
Feri Salvesen
Tom Britton
Late 1998
Fiona Anderson
Paul Beautyman
Renita Boyle
Stewart Cutler
Jean Findlater
Bob Johnston
Ian Milligan
Allan Pettie
Neil Pratt
Phil White
Gary Williams
Feri Ross
As well as the main FYT Committee, there was a Camps' Committtee from 1979 to about 1982. This group dealt with the detailed planning of the camps.

Some of the issues the Scottish FYT committee dealt with