Meet the CCF Team

Jude King Project Manager. 

Right with Ruth

I’m Ruth and I am the new Project Administrator at Eco Savvy so you might be hearing from me if you are interested in getting an energy audit in your home 🙂

Having recently fled the mean city streets to pursue the dream of living nearer nature and the outdoors I am so excited to be part of an organisation seeking to make a positive contribution to the future of Arran and its community.

I love working in the not-for-profit sector have previously worked for the charities Myeloma UK, the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust, the mental health charity Mind and volunteered at a foodbank. My interests include skiing, travel, hillwalking, reading and Star Wars.

I work 20 hours a week with the fabulous Eco Savvy team and will be in the Eco Savvy shop in Whiting Bay every Tuesday if you would like to pop in to find out more about our energy efficiency project or sign up for an energy audit for your home!

We Dig Derek

I am an ex coal mining engineer born in Ayrshire and have been involved in renewable energy for the past 15 years. I have experience in the field of heat pumps, solar thermal and hydro power. I was employed to survey domestic and commercial properties to verify their suitability for renewable heating systems.

I believe it is paramount that we all take any measures we can to minimise and eventually eradicate our dependence on the use of fossil fuels to create a cleaner more sustainable future and reverse global warming. Oil/gas will run out sooner than we think and it is essential we make changes to the way we heat our homes and how they are constructed in future.

Eco Savvy will carry out a free energy audit on your home which will allow you to make an informed decision on improvements you could make to your home to reduce your heating costs. You can then budget for these changes and possibly invest in a replacement heating system if viable.


We finally have our energy team in place to continue delivering the Arran Eco Savvy Energy Challenge. Charlotte is our newest and final team member and will join Derek in delivering home energy audits across the island:
Hi, I’m Charlotte, Eco Savvy’s new energy auditor. I have been visiting Arran since I was a child and planned to just move over for a summer season, but I fell in love with the island and have now been living here for a year. I am originally from a small village outside Glasgow and studied geology and petroleum geology at Aberdeen University. During this time the oil industry in Aberdeen crashed and I realized my interest lay in protecting the environment rather than exploiting it. After graduation I went straight on to study for a MSc in energy & environmental management. I have a strong interest in the aims of Eco Savvy and the Arran community, so am incredibly grateful and excited to start in this position working alongside the vastly experienced Derek.