Richard Lochhead

Moray SNP News



Iain Grieve from Deskford and Theresa Coull from Keith have been announced by the Scottish National Party as their candidates for Keith & Cullen Ward in this year’s Council Elections, which will take place on 4th May.

Iain Grieve lives with his family in Deskford and is a Customer Service Adviser with Moray Council and he previously worked for Royal Mail. He is also involved with various community groups in the area.

Theresa coull lives with her family in Keith and works in the town in a solicitor’s office as a Property Manager. Theresa has been heavily involved with Girl Guiding in Keith and across Moray with over 30 years work with the youth organisation.

Theresa Coull said:

“We need the SNP to be in charge of Moray Council. It will not be easy tidying up the mess Independent and Tory councillors have made, especially financially. There are various ways the Council can save money - like reducing middle management - rather than cutting our front line services.

“The Keith and Cullen ward needs to continue to have a strong voice in the Council and to make sure we get a fair share of things like affordable housing. I believe that my real life experiences alongside my passion for this area and my desire to help people makes me well placed to be that strong voice.

“It would be a real honour to serve the people of this area as your councillor.”

Iain Grieve said:

“The undertaking of becoming a councillor is one that carries responsibility and one which I do not take lightly. I believe that many no longer feel engaged or included in the work of their local representative and that is something I will work hard to change.

“It is important to me that people are represented fairly by elected representatives who are accessible, accountable and who listen to the views of people in the local community.

“Moray Council has had a real lack of leadership from Tory and Independent Councillors for many years and are failing to take big decisions to deal with the Council’s finances. That is something I am determined needs to be changed.”

Theresa  Coull Biography:

Theresa moved to Keith 40 years ago when she married Jim. Their 3 children were brought up in Keith and they are the proud grandparents of 4 grandchildren.

Theresa is the mother of Gary Coull who is currently the SNP Councillor for the Keith and Cullen ward and Moray SNP Leader. Theresa’s own mother, Anna, was a Councillor in Dufftown and Glenlivet.

Theresa has been involved in various groups and committees in the area. For 30 years she has been involved in Girl Guiding in Keith and throughout Moray as a Guider, Division Commissioner and Assistant County Commissioner. She presently works full time in a Solicitor’s office as a Property Manager.

Theresa has real life experiences and if elected will be a hardworking and effective representative for the people and communities of the Keith and Cullen area. Her priorities include Housing, Tourism and Health and Social Care.

Iain Grieve Biography:

Iain is 47 and lives in Deskford with his partner and their 3 children. Originally from Edinburgh, Iain has spent almost all his life in the North East. Iain was educated at Turriff and Banff Academy and has lived in various places along the North East coast from Fraserburgh – Sandend before settling in Deskford.

Iain currently works as a Customer Service Advisor with Moray Council, having previously worked with Royal Mail. When not at work most of Iain’s spare time is divided between his family and his involvement in various local groups including Community Council, the Area Forum and his local Community Association.

Iain is also currently completing training with Children’s Hearings Scotland to become one of the many voluntary panelists in Scotland’s unique approach to dealing with children who commit offences or are in need of care and protection.

Fairness and inclusion are very important to Iain, who believes these values should be at the heart of elected representation.