AN award-winning former Greenock head teacher is on board at the Beacon Arts Centre after being appointed as a director.

Isabel Lind OBE, who was in charge at Aileymill Primary until retiring two years ago, is one of two new trustees of Greenock Arts Guild Ltd, the company which runs the waterfront venue.

Mrs Lind will be joined on the board by Thistle Theatre Company boss and local teacher Lynsey Currie.

Beacon chairman Allan Robertson said: “I am delighted that Isabel and Lynsey will be joining the board as directors of Greenock Arts Guild Ltd.

“Both are passionate about the arts in Inverclyde and the Beacon Arts Centre.

“They will bring a rich diversity of background, talent and experience to our board and to the Beacon.”

Mrs Lind, who is also heavily involved with Inverclyde Music Festival and Greenock Burns Club, retired from teaching in 2015 after a 45-year career, which also included spells at Ravenscraig and King’s Glen primaries and a prestigious Lifetime Achievement honour at the British Education Awards three years ago.

Mrs Lind, who lives in Greenock, said: “It’s an excellent facility and I’m looking forward to working with other board members to continue to develop the Beacon.”

Fellow trustee Lynsey is a principal teacher having formerly been a postgraduate tutor at the University of Glasgow.

She is the artistic director and owner of local company, Thistle Theatre Academy of Speech and Drama, and is also on the committee of Inverclyde Music Festival, Scottish Community Drama Association and Greenock Burns Club.

Lynsey said: “All my life I’ve been involved in either the old Arts Guild Theatre or the Beacon Arts Centre.

“I’m looking forward as a new director of the Beacon in bringing my professional experience to the board and helping to further the arts in Inverclyde.”