Ian has been a Board Member since 2013 and was elected Chair in December 2017.
Scott MacDonald studied electronic engineering and has a background in both business software and the holiday lettings industry. Since returning to Scotland he now focuses a rather larger part of his time on being a father to his four young children, one of whom suffers from a physical disability. He has been a resident of Strathnairn since 2012 where he is involved in several local groups as a volunteer. His interests include languages, reading and mountaineering. Scott has been a Board Member since 2013.
Isobel McQueer, spent many years as a Community Councillor in Tarbat, Easter Ross, Culcabock and Drakies, Inverness, Tain, Skeabost, Isle of Skye and now serves in Strathnairn. Although originally from Glasgow, she has spent forty three years in the Highlands and because of work has moved around quite a bit, gaining valuable knowledge and a deep love of the area. Her interests are reading, family, politics, philosophy, Scottish history, short mat bowling and the local community of Strathnairn.
After attending the Scottish Rural Parliament in 2014 she returned with renewed interest and vision having seen some of the innovative and exciting things going on all over Scotland in Rural areas. As a mother and grandmother it gives her great pleasure to see the board support the local schools and playpark. She looks forward to closer communication with all the local groups to further promote and enhance activities for all ages in our community. Isobel has been a Board Member since 2013.
Isobel is also chair of the Strathnairn indoor bowling club.
Sally has been a Board Member since 2014.
Pauline has been a Board Member since December 2015. She has lived in Strathnairn for 29 years, raised her family here and been involved in the community through the local school, bowling club and gala. In particular community projects are important to Pauline as they are an asset to all in the community and a long lasting legacy. Pauline’s interests include walking, travelling ,reading and spending time with family. She is a senior manager in the care sector.
Mark has lived in Strathnairn since 2012 having previously lived in Inverness. As a keen climber, cyclist and fisherman he has been a frequent visitor to the Strath for almost 40 years. Mark has been a Board Member of since 2016.
Christine has been a Board Member since 2016.
Originally from Saltcoats in Ayrshire, Nick has lived in Farr with his wife for over 10 years and they have a small holding. He worked for ten years as a Social Worker with The Highland Council. In 1994 he started Highland Home Carers Ltd, which moved to being an employee owned company in 2004, and remains as Chairman. Nick is also Chairman of L’Arche Inverness, which provides care and support for adults with learning difficulties.Nick has been a Board Member since 2017.
Trevor moved to Strathnairn in August 2017. Trevor is half Austrian and the scenery drew him to the area, reminding him of his childhood times in Austria. Trevor started work in the airline industry as cabin crew in 1979 and retired early 2017 as Vice President for training and recruitment in Rome on an assignment Alitalia from Etihad Airways. Other than most recently living and working in Abu Dhabi and Rome he has spent many years working and living overseas in management and as a consultant. Now having time for himself, he enjoys gardening, dining out, walking and exploring the Highlands. His is also interested in the local area and adding value to the SCBF and other local activities. He is delighted to now live in Balnafoich as his permanent home and does not intend moving again! Trevor has been a Board member since 2017.