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The Team at Castle Community Bank

At Castle Community Bank, our team are always here to ensure you receive friendly and professional service.

Whether you are you looking to start saving, investing money for the long term in our fixed accounts or looking to borrow money for anything from holidays to washing machines, Castle Community Bank is well placed to help you.

  • Michael Cockburn

    General Manager
    Michael Cockburn

    Michael Cockburn

    General Manager

    A Chartered Banker and Fellow of the Chartered Banker Institute with over 40 years of experience in the financial industry. Before 2010 served in a commercial bank both as branch & then a Lending Relationship Manager for two decades before, in that year, starting and running his own bank funding business.  Michael joins Castle Community Bank in 2019 and will have overall responsibility for the day to day of operations including financial and regulatory matters.  He is committed to building relationships with all parties to lead to further growth in the number of customers using the bank’s deposit and loan services.  Also of importance to him is the aim to eliminate exploitation or exclusion in personal money matters for current and future customers.     

  • Gordon Buchanan

    Financial Controller
    Gordon Buchanan

    Gordon Buchanan

    Financial Controller

    An accountant by profession, Gordon has spent the last 10 years working in financial services for companies such as Alliance Trust PLC and Airdrie Savings Bank, where he was CFO. Gordon has been with Castle Community Bank since August 2016 having been introduced to Rev Iain May as a volunteer at the Leith Food Bank. Gordon has responsibility for Castle Community Bank's financial position. He is proud of what has been achieved by Castle Community Bank through the work we do to eliminate financial exploitation and exclusion.

  • Alastair Ramsay

    Branch Manager - Craigmillar
    Alastair Ramsay

    Alastair Ramsay

    Branch Manager - Craigmillar

    Prior to working for Castle Community Bank , Alastair has had 37 years of banking experience in a variety of roles within a major banking organisation including branch banking, independent financial advice and training .

  • Margaret Strachan

    Branch Manager - Leith
    Margaret Strachan

    Margaret Strachan

    Branch Manager - Leith

    A banker by profession, Margaret has over 20 years’ experience working in the financial sector latterly holding a senior post with Lloyds Banking Group. Margaret brings to Castle Community Bank a wide range of financial skills and customer experience. Being committed to customer service Margaret strives to deliver the best options for her customers.