David McAllisterDavid McAllister is the Director of Craigerne Consulting. A highly experienced professional with over 30 years in the Heritage sector focussed on Conservation and Operational management he is skilled in the planning and delivery of successful, award winning heritage projects. David is an advocate of the Intelligent Client and a promoter of creative decision-making. He is now bringing his expertise to a wider and more diversified Client base following 16 years with the National Trust for Scotland.

A registered Architect he, trained at Strathclyde University, working in Glasgow firstly with ASSIST and then as an Associate with Page & Park Architects. He joined the National Trust for Scotland in 2000, initially as Conservation Manager in its South Region becoming Regional Director a year later. He has had various roles in the organisation since and was project Director for the multi-award winning Battle of Bannockburn project. He was Senior Projects Manager with NTS prior to setting up Craigerne Consulting in August 2016.

David has a rare understanding of all the complexities, opportunities and constraints that are always the fundamental elements of Heritage and Cultural projects. He has well-developed skills in the formation and management of multi-disciplinary/multi-functional teams and has gained a considerable track record with such teams consistently delivering beyond project expectations and achieving recognition for excellence.


Craigerne Consulting has a wide network of associate professionals and advisors to draw upon to meet specific client and project requirements. In line with the company ethos of building, nurturing and managing bespoke teams with the talent and experience to meet project needs you can draw upon a range of skills including:

  • Conservation Accredited Architects and Surveyors
  • Cost Control Consultants
  • CDM Advisors
  • Archaeologists
  • Curatorial Expertise
  • Collections Conservation Specialists
  • Interpretative Designers
  • Visitor Attraction specialists
  • Tourism consultants
  • Market Assessment consultants
  • Gardens & Designed Landscape advisors
  • Ecologists
  • Countryside Management
  • Consultation & Community Engagement

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