Priya lives in East Haven with her family and is a very talented singer and song writer. We first heard Priya sing at the age of 14 at one of our village barbecues and later at the East Haven Maritime and Heritage Festival. For one so young, she has an extraordinary voice and left school at the age of 16 to pursue her music dream. Priya was signed up by RSArtists in Soho following her first ever audition and released her first single, Falling on Spotify and iTunes on Hogmanay 2017/18. Despite her very busy schedule up and down to London and rehearsing, writing and working Priya always makes time to support village events for which we are both proud and grateful.
Gregor Beattie - Musician
Gregor Beattie started playing cornet at the age of nine under the tuition of Michael Robertson in the excellent youth brass scene in Carnoustie. He became a member of the Arbroath Instrumental Band at the age of twelve and in the same year joined the National Youth Brass Band of Scotland, which he was a part of for ten years.
By the age of sixteen, Gregor decided he wanted to take more seriously and make it his career. He successfully auditioned for the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama Junior Academy and was later accepted into the RSAMD (now Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) to study a BMus Honours degree on classical trumpet.
During his seven years studying, Gregor has gone from strength to strength as a freelancing musician and has also found a passion for composition and arranging for brass. Music has led Gregor abroad for many exciting performances in places such as Malta, Germany, Austria, Japan, Ireland and this summer he will be playing in Brazil with the RCS 10 piece brass group and Scottish traditional music students. He has had compositions published along with plans to do many more and recently arranged one of Phil Cunningham’s folk melodies for brass which has been played in Glasgow, Malta, Germany and will be played in the trip to Brazil.
Gregor has been working hard on his composition for Easthaven which is now complete and is looking forward to the event when it will be premiered.
Rochelle Ferguson - Spiritual Consultancy business.
Rochelle grew up in Carnoustie & now lives in East Haven with her family where she runs her own successful,Spiritual Consultancy business.
She is a Reiki Master /Teacher & also focuses on all types of Spiritual matters as well as Personal Development.
She has built up a large clientele both locally & Internationally & is passionate about her profession & the link between Mind,Body & Spirit.
When not working,Rochelle enjoys Yoga,writing & walking her dogs along the beautiful beach here.
Whether it's for a relaxation session,Reiki Healing or a private sitting,Rochelle can be contacted on her Facebook Business Page-Rochelle Spiritual Consultant
Local Business man Gordon Lumsdaine now lives in East Haven. Gordon established his luxury online DUVET STORE in Carnoustie in 2004 and today it is a major force in specialist bedding. The Duvet Store is arguably the best online provider of quality luxurious bedding in the UK.
Take a look at the Duvet Store online where you will find everything from luxury quilts and pillows to the finest bedlinen and mattress toppers. Uniquely, every product you buy from the Duvet Store is manufactured in Europe with a high percentage made right here on our doorstep in Scotland. Product lifetime, comfort and precise specification are at the heart of the selection process in the Duvet Store.
Joanne McFadden - Politics
Originally from Glasgow, Joanne moved to the village in 2000 with her husband and their two daughters.
She has had a varied career in a variety of roles; UK wide pump sales engineer in the manufacturing and waste water industry, to strategic business development director/professional in the oil and gas and financial services industry in Aberdeen, and more recently has held coordinator roles within Angus Council Education department in Forfar, and with a learning disabilities charity in Arbroath.
Joanne only took a ‘real’ interest in politics about two years ago, as like many people with busy working and family lives, her priority before then was trying to hold down and keep a job, and raising her family. She joined the Labour Party on the 22 September 2014.
In May 2016 Joanne was selected to represent Scottish Labour for the Scottish Parliamentary Election in May 2016 as constituency candidate for Angus South. In 2017 she is campaigning to become Councillor for the Carnoustie and District ward. Joannne is also chair of Angus South Constituency Labour Party.
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