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Highlands and Islands

OrkneyThe Chapter

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.

We have recently adapted how the chapter operates to better integrate all corners of the area we cover through physical and virtual links and to collaborate with our new members to extend our reach, so contact us if you'd like to be involved.


The chapter organises events across each year. These can be viewed on the RTPI Events Calendar.

Organising committee

  • Scott Dalgarno - Convenor
  • Elli Carlisle & Emma Forbes - Vice Convenor
  • Douglas Chisholm - Treasurer
  • Julie-Ann Bain & David Cowie - Secretary

Area RTPI chapter contacts

Beverly Smith (Moray), Katie Crerar (Cairngorms National Park),Hannah Morrison (Western Isles),Craig Baxter (Highland),Susan Shearer (Orkney),Suzanne Shearer (Shetland)

Also in the chapter team - Alan Ogilvie, Peter Wheelan, Una Lee, Simon Hindson, Jennifer Mair


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