Role of volunteers

The Project Officer is supported by a voluntary board with 10 directors and 3 further professional advisors. Directors of the board represent several city institutions, the Highland Council and individual directors. The Board and advisors have a broad mix of skills, knowledge, influence and experience closely matched to the purposes of the Trust.

The Board make decisions regarding finances, legal matters, the allocation of grant aid and the work of the project officer.

Board Members

James Gray – The Highland Council (Chair)

Donnie Kerr – The Highland Council

Kenneth MacLeod – The Highland Council

Jean Ramsay Smith – Inverness Chamber of Commerce

Bryan Longmore – Inverness Civic Trust

James Alexander – Inverness Architectural Association

Graeme Taylor – Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

David Henderson – Individual

Ian McCook – Individual

John Duncan – Individual


The advisors to the Trust give the board and the Project officer day to day help and advice relating to the project work of the Trust. They are as follows:

Kerry Bennett, Conservation Officer, The Highland Council

Jim Harbison , Principle Planner, The Highland Council