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Highlands and Islands

About Us

The Highlands and Islands Chapter includes the Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Highland, Orkney Islands, and Shetland Islands council areas. We promote the planning profession and forge links with other built environment professions and organisations throughout the Highlands and Islands. We provide opportunities for members to attend interesting events to deliver on CPD needs and promote networking and socialising with fellow professionals. We welcome views and opinions from all our members and will always welcome members to get involved with the chapter team.


The Chapter Team have organised a range of events this year that can be viewed on the RTPI Events Calendar. We are always keen to support Chapter Members in running events across the Highlands and Islands region. Get in touch below to find out how we can support your event.

Chapter Team

We have recently adapted how the Chapter operates to better integrate all corners of the area we cover through physical and virtual links.  Our new Chapter reps are set out below, and we are always keen to consider new members to extend our reach, so get in touch if you'd like to be involved.

Events team - Peter Wheelan, Una Lee, Rhiannon Barbour, Richard Baxter, Simon Hindson, Emma Forbes, Alan Ogilvie, Elli Carlisle

Area RTPI Chapter Contacts - Beverly Smith (Moray) Katie Crerar (Cairngorms National Park) Keith Bray (Western Isles) Orkney and Shetland contacts to follow.

Convenor – Scott Dalgarno

Vice Convenor – David Cowie

Secretary – Julie-Ann Bain & Lynn Mackay

Treasurer – Douglas Chisholm

Communication – Craig Baxter



Contact us to get involved, find out more about the chapter and join our mailing list at: