Vivien Dance JP
Helensburgh and Lomond Area Committee
Vivien Dance is an active member of the Helensburgh community. After a teaching career at Hermitage Academy, Vivien developed a family business in Helensburgh of which she is still a Director and Company Secretary. For many she accepted public appointments, five of which were spent in Argyll and Bute as chairman of the NHS Primary Care Trust. Her election to Argyll and Bute Council in 2007 was her first venture into politics.
Vivien has a lifetime’s experience of volunteering in the community. Many years on the children’s panel were followed by appointment as a bench serving Justice of the Peace. She is passionate about social justice and social inclusion and played a leading role in the development of the Lomond and Argyll Advocacy Service and continues to advocate for those with special needs and groups which support the most vulnerable members of the community. What spare time is left is spent gardening, organising community events and supporting local charities such as Enable and Jigsaw two organisations which she holds in high regard.
Careers Scotland Local Advisory Board
Vale Monitoring Group
J.P Argyll and Bute commission Area
Voluntary Advocate with Lomond and Argyll Advocacy Service
Chairman Friends of the Victoria Hall
Co-Chairman Vale Hospitalwatch campaign
Life Member Helensburgh Horticultural Society