Meet the team

Meet the team

The Scottish Rural Network is supported by a small team in the Scottish Government called the Network Support Unit. Find out more about the members of the team and their roles below.

Alan Robertson
Scottish Rural Network Manager

I have worked in the Scottish Government (SG) since 2009, starting in the agency Disclosure Scotland and then moving into core SG.  I worked across Justice and Public Health Directorates (“Diet” Officer if you can believe that) until obtaining my current post as Network Manager within the Scottish Rural Network.

Prior to joining Scottish Government, I worked in the public and the private sector within a variety of roles. 

In my free time I like exploring the Perthshire countryside (where I live), buying and listening to music (much to my wife’s annoyance) and seeking the perfect pint of IPA.

Roderick Low
Rural Network Development Officer


Before joining Scottish Rural Network, I have worked in Agriculture Rural Economy Division of Scottish Government for over a decade covering a range of roles - from rural policy to agricultural inspections and payments. Having studied Land Economy at the university of Aberdeen. 

Outwith the day job I have a small hill farm in Fife which primarily focuses on a sheep enterprise and woodland management. My father was an agronomist and grandfather a vet, so an interest in rural has always been par for the course.

If I find the time I hope to brush up on the pipes!