Meet The Team

Jane Isaacson: Sustainability & Development Manager

Jane is responsible for overall leadership of the team. Her main role is to manage the development of Dunollie and create income streams and long-term sustainability.


This includes writing development proposals, funding bids and keeping track of budgets. She represents the team in regular meetings with Dunollie’s Trusties and Directors.

When she’s not supporting the team at Dunollie Jane can be found on her farm caring for her ever growing herd of cows.

Fiona Thomson: Visitor Services Manager

Fiona is responsible for the day to day running of the visitor centre.  Her role involves coordinating group tours, museum, catering and retail operations. 


Fiona enjoys organising annual events such as Dunollie Makes Christmas and the Scottish Wildlife Trust Summer Fair.

When not at work Fiona likes exploring the Highlands and Islands and will never turn down the opportunity for an adventure.

Gillian Campbell: Marketing and Promotions Officer

Gillian is responsible for the effective marketing Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds including all events, activities and fundraising for projects. She is also the driving force behind Dunollie’s Fasanta, Festival of Textiles and Fashion.


Gillian is currently working on building the Worldwide Clan MacDougall Society, uniting MacDougall’s from all over the globe via a brand new Clan Portal.

Gillian is the secret crafter of the team and is a brilliant source of creative ideas. Give her a pair of knitting needles and a pattern and she’s guaranteed to have perfected it by the following day.

Sophie Isaacson: Dunollie Links Coordinator

Sophie is the main contact for all volunteers and provides support as and when required.


A large part of the role is recruiting more volunteers and people from the community to come along and participate in all the activities Dunollie has to offer. This includes leading outreach visits in our woodland spaces and heritage activities for both primary and secondary schools, as well as providing work experience placements for students from Oban High.

When she’s not at Dunollie, Sophie can usually be found on a nearby beach, in the sea or playing her guitar.

Caroline Campbell: Administrator

Caroline is responsible for the financial reporting and record keeping of the business. She pays the supplier accounts, keeps the staff records and provides admin support to the rest of the team.


She is passionate about heritage, tourism and castles!

Mary Freer: Facilities Manager and Clan Gathering Co-Ordinator

Mary is responsible for all maintenance of the main house and the grounds of the estate. This includes the museum and the gardens. Mary also organises the McDougall Clan Gathering which takes place every four years.

It’s not unusual for Mary to be found knee deep in pondwater or sharing her latest discovery from the collections.


Far from being a shrinking violet, she’s guaranteed to be the life and soul of any party.

Eilidh Orr: Kettle Catering Manager

Eilidh manages the Kettle and creates unique Dunollie produce for local markets and fairs.

When not in the Kettle she can usually be found with her head in a cookery book developing extravagant new recipes for glorious cakes.

Catherine Gillies: Heritage Mentor and Practioner (External)

Catherine provides advice for the safe care of our collections.  She leads specialist volunteer training sessions and is a great contact for any queries relating to the history of Dunollie.

Catherine is another of our textile enthusiasts and enjoys sharing hands on techniques such as natural dying and spinning – with her vast knowledge she’s the closest thing that you will get to a time machine.

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About Dunollie

Dunollie Museum, Castle & Grounds is run by the MacDougall of Dunollie Preservation Trust (Charity No. SC028091).

Vat No. 932 1135 61


Dunollie Museum, Castle & Grounds


PA34 5TT

01631 570550

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