Our Board of Trustees

Margaret Civval


Margaret has worked with vulnerable families and individuals in the public and voluntary sector for the past 30 years. She began volunteering with ESUB in July 2019 having seen a BBC article about the project. Knowing that there was a huge need for the service she was impressed by the ease by which referrals could made. Seeing uniform packs move from a referral form to delivery made her want to continue making up and delivering uniform but also become a Trustee. The concept of the uniform bank is a very simple idea but in reality is very difficult to execute. Margaret takes great pleasure in seeing school kids in Edinburgh looking smart in their uniform or preferred skinny jeans and tube skirts, knowing that children and young people who have used the service blend in seamlessly with their peers.  

Laura Scougall


Laura has a legal background and currently works in the insurance industry. She started volunteering with ESUB in July 2019 after experiencing the costs involved in preparing her daughter to start school. She loves being part of a team that helps children go to school feeling confident and cared for.

Penny Baillie


Penny has been with ESUB since it started in 2015. As well as her duties as a Trustee, she enjoys making up packs of school uniform. She works in a primary school so understands why it is important to wear the right clothes to school. She also volunteers at the local youth club and community cafe and if she has any spare time she enjoys tea and craft.

Caitlin Mackie


Caitlin is a secondary school teacher who has experience working with children from a range of backgrounds. She began volunteering with ESUB in 2022 after seeing the impact of the cost of living crisis on people in the community she lives and works in, and after donating to the charity herself felt that being personally involved would be a beneficial way to help vulnerable families. As a trustee Caitlin can use her everyday experience of working within a school to help inform how we help young people. 

Julia Grindley


Julia has been actively involved with ESUB since April 2017. As a Trustee, Julia is keen to help ESUB serve the local community in an effective, efficient and sustainable way.

She has done a variety of things in previous decades including working as a consulting engineer, raising a family, and selling stationery. These days she can often be found walking her crazy dog or playing bridge.