The Beltane Fire Society (BFS) is a registered charity, based in Edinburgh. We have a board of trustees who are volunteers, elected by our members each year at our annual general meeting (with additional members coopted throughout the year if needed, by vote of the board themselves). They are responsible for making sure BFS delivers on its charitable aims, that we comply with all the requirements placed on us, and help oversee the smooth running of the charity and our festivals.
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The board meet regularly to make key decisions. You can read minutes and agendas for board and other BFS meetings if you’d like get a sense of discussions, or email us at board[at]beltane[dot]org for more information. You can also see details about us as a charity (including our annual accounts) on the website of the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).
Our 2022-23 Board of Trustees:
CAROLINE EVANS, CHAIR
I have been involved with the Society on and off over the years and am glad to serve both on the Board and as one of the Blues, helping to support our community and act as a bridge between our trustees and dedicated volunteers.
ALEX NUTGENS, VICE CHAIR
I’ve been in the Society since 2002 initially as a Steward, and then moving into performance groups. I’ve also been on the Board for a few years now. In this session, my main focuses are making sure that the interests of ordinary Beltane membership are met, that we continue to uphold the Board’s vital safeguarding work, and that our many new Trustees learn what they need to be able to run the Board effectively and autonomously.
NEIL BARTON, TREASURER
After several festivals as a photographer, I am very excited to join the board as Treasurer to ensure the best financial management for the charity.
SARAH BARR, COMPANY SECRETARY
BOB BALL, VOLUNTEERS SECRETARY
STEW WILSON, SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR
Having been part of the Beltane Fire Society since 2005, initially as a Torchbearer, then group organiser of both, and then into performance roles, I joined the Board to give back to the Society that’s given me so much over many years. My main focuses are to improve our systems to make things easier for members and the Board, and to help in other areas as and when needed to make sure that the Society does the best it can for our volunteers.
C’TRI GOUDIE, FESTIVAL SECRETARY, TRANSPARENCY OFFICER
I’ve been with the society for a few years now as a performer and Group Organiser. I joined the board to support the efforts of the other trustees, and to advocate for improved transparency to help the rest of the society understand what we do, and how we can support them.
LINDSEY BELL, BLUE-BOARD LIASON
KATIE (CAÍT) O’NEIL, SAFEGUARDING LEAD