Dr Calum MacDonald is the founder and Development Director of Point and Sandwick Trust which operates the UK’s largest community-owned wind farm (9MW).
As MP for the Western Isles, Calum piloted the Crofter Forestry Act through Parliament and he initiated the transfer of council housing into community ownership as a Scottish Office Minister in the last UK Labour Government.
He is deeply committed to community development and keen to maximise local communities’ involvement in, ownership of and financial benefit from, the renewables industry in Scotland.
Calum has an MA in History from the University of Edinburgh and a PhD in Political Philosophy from the University of California, Los Angeles. He was also a Visiting Fellow and Senior Associate Member at St Antony’s College, Oxford.