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Meet The Lockerbie Team


Derek michael

Bsc (Hons) MCOptom.Dip (IP)

Derek qualified as an Optometrist in 1990. Over the years, he has gained extensive experience working for independent and multiple practices. Originally from Glasgow, Derek has worked as an Optometrist in Melbourne, Australia, before moving to Dumfries and Galloway in 1995. In 2011 he was the first Optometrist in the region to gain the Independent Prescribing qualification, enabling him to treat various eye conditions without necessarily referring on to a GP or the hospital eye department. This has been very beneficial and convenient to patients.

In his spair time he enjoys spending time with family, reading, dog walking and looking after free range hens.

Deborah Smith (F.B.D.O)

Dispensing Optician & Practice Manager

I have worked in optics for 26 years managing practices and groups of practices nationwide. My passion in delivering a 1st class optical service from advising on frame and lens suitability through to maintaining comfort and fit of the new spectacles. 

I joined James Kidner Opticians in 2010 and enjoy the friendly, professional atmosphere our practices offer. 


Elinor Prince (F.B.D.O , CL.)

Contact Lens Practitioner

Elinor is a Dispensing and contact lens optician, and joined James Kidner Opticians in 2014, bringing over 20 years experience with her. Elinor enjoys meeting and advising patients on their individual contact lens requirements. Challenges arise, in both fitting and aftercare, and Elinor enjoys all aspects of this work. Outside of work Elinor is a keen gardener


Linda McCracken

I joined James Kidner Opticians in June 2014 as an Optical Assistant. I have previously worked in Optics at both Annan and Lockerbie gaining nearly 20 years experience. In my spare time I enjoy holidays and time with friends and family.

Leanne Postlethwaite

Leanne joined James Kidner Opticians in November 2014, and now works full time whilst training to be a certified Optical Assistant. Leanne enjoys the day-to-day running of the practice, ensuring the patients experience an efficient service. In her spare time, Leanne enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Mandy Douglas

Mandy started with James Kidner Opticians in June 2016, and is the newest member of our Optical Assistant team.

Georgina robinson

Georgina joined James Kidner Opticians in early 2016, and training to be a certified Optical Assistant. Georgina enjoys meeting and helping people, her interests outside work are, foreign travel and being involved with the young farmers club.