Uddingston Community Council is committed to:

  • Listening to the needs and concerns of community members.
  • Providing access to important information and resources.
  • Fostering partnerships with community organisations and local businesses.
  • Supporting initiatives that improve the quality of life for all members of the community.


Colin Begley

Fire Service in Scotland: 1974 – 2006.
NHS Lanarkshire: 2007 – 2015.
Supporter of Grow Uddingston.
Resident of Uddingston for more than forty years.

Joyce Caldwell

Vice Chair

I’m Joyce Caldwell a procurement officer for Glasgow Life, we manage & run the leisure facilities, museums, libraries, communities, arts, music & cultural venues as well as hosting large events within the city on behalf of Glasgow City Council, I have worked with GCC for 37 years now & looking forward to retiring in a few years hopefully..
Most of you may have seen me out walking over the years with my siberian husky, we did a lot of miles together, unfortunately after 12 years together I had to let her go due to her old age & arthritis, heartbroken, however, I have continued with my passion of walking & enjoying taking photos of nature/seasons changing, I also walk with get walking lanarkshire..
I also enjoy family time, going to different places, holidays, eating out.

Happy to take an interest & get involved in the community to have a voice to be heard to make change.

Anne Marie Findlay

Liam Graham

My name is Liam Graham I’m 31 and have lived in the Uddingston area all my life and currently live on the Main Street with my girlfriend.

I qualified as an Architect in 2021 having graduated from Glasgow School of Art. I have a keen interest in the built environment, architecture and what we could achieve to make Uddingston even better.

Weekends are mostly spent watching and enjoy playing football or the next DIY project!

Michael Hart


Background: Retired database developer and administrator.

Member of Grow Uddingston (formerly Uddingston Pride) and Uddingston Litter Pickers, assisting these groups with their IT and social media.

Interests: Rugby, cricket, cooking/eating/drinking and travel.

Robert (Bobby) Keys

Retired 2010, and I have always lived in Uddingston area.

Worked in sales & marketing, in a variety of roles, mainly within the grocery and wines & spirits wholesale industries. I was involved with many top brand products, and international companies.
I am a member of The Society of Friends of Glasgow Cathedral and a Volunteer guide at the Cathedral since 2011.
Some of my other interests include, The Boys’ Brigade, Pipe Bands, Rugby, and Reading.

Jenn McArthur

Treasurer / Marketing Lead

I am a forward-thinking senior marketing professional with a combination of creativity and analytical skills. With extensive experience in all aspects of marketing, including website creation, development, social media, and content creation.

Currently working as Marketing and Business Development Director at STEP in Stirling.
STEP are Central Scotland’s Business Support Organisation, offering Business Space, Business Support and HR Support, whilst investing 100% of what we generate into activity designed to grow the local economy.
STEP work closely with the economic development team and community councils across Stirling. This is what created my interest in joining my local community council in Uddingston.

In terms of my personal life, I have a daughter and we live with my partner on the Main Street in Uddingston, where I grew up. I have a passion for extreme DIY projects, such as knocking down walls and renovating spaces, and I have actually completed a full renovation of the flat that we currently live in. I find great satisfaction in seeing the results of my hard work and attention to detail. When I’m not busy with home renovation, I enjoy spending time with my family and exploring new activities with my daughter.

Jennifer Taylor


Background: Retired landscape architect with lots of experience in the design and implementation of landscape improvement and planting schemes etc. In association with Uddingston Pride (now Grow Uddingston) I produced the design and ran the construction contract for the Uddingston Gateway feature and the other improvements at Powburn Toll. I also do some voluntary work in judging, among many other volunteers, for the Green Flag Award for Keep Scotland Beautiful.

Interests: Painting in oils, acrylics and watercolour. Plants and planting, landscape design.


Associate Members

Annette Gough


I am employed full time for A G Barr I have worked there for 43 years and am the Purchase to Pay manager with 4 staff, Finance is my main focus, I have stayed in Uddingston for 29 years and both sons went to school here too, I am mainly interested in keeping Uddingston an even greater place to stay.

Paul Hughes


Background: Runs an independent Town Planning and Surveying Consultancy / Former Non Exec director of Lanarkshire Housing Association.

Member of Ride Development SCIO, British Cycling coach and helps run Clydesdale Colts Youth Cycling Club.

Interests: Cycling, motor sports, live music concerts and swimming.

Ex Officio Members

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