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Meet The Trustees

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Roger Niven

Born in Edinburgh and spent most of his life in the Highlands.

Guitarist in progressive rock band for 3 years in Aberdeen and London.

Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy.

37 years working in public sector finance, including 4 years as Financial Administrator/ Depute Director of Eden Court Theatre, Inverness.

Licenciate of Guildhall School of Music.

Organised international classical guitar festival for 8 years.

Currently full time musician playing mostly jazz, blues, big band, musical theatre. Accomplished song writer, www.circusfm.com

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Brian Colgan

Liam's father is originally from Dundee, Brian worked mainly in Local authorities (in Dundee, then Fort William) until 1983, when he decided to leave to pursue the final part of his ACCA qualification. This proved successful and enabled him to begin a new career in a CA practice. This, in turn, led to him moving his family to Inverness to take up a position with Scott, Oswald in 1987. Approximately one year later Liam was born. In 2008, Brian decided it was time to be his own boss, and formed Callander Colgan Ltd. with a colleague. After 7 years successful trading this business was taken over by Scott, Moncrieff of Edinburgh.

Brian has always been keen on music (particularly live) and was a loyal follower of Liam’s performances in Inverness, but also Glasgow, Perth, Ballater and Torridon, to name a few. Brian is now (semi) retired.

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Iain Clark

Iain is a retired Company Director with extensive management-level experience in public, private and charitable sectors.  Started career in teaching before becoming professional musician and drummer with million-selling rock group, Uriah Heep. Left music for youth and community development work. Set up first charitable community business in the Highlands and later appointed first Director of the Association of Community Enterprises in the Highlands & Islands.  Moved into European ICT research and development and set up Albanet Ltd., before returning to music business as CEO of MODE International, pioneering European on-line music distribution company. Lives in Tain.

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Sean Fleming

Sean was very close to Liam, they went to the same nursery, primary school, secondary school and even college. They also worked together at Ladbrokes for some time as well. Years later they performed around the highlands playing covers under the name ‘Old Old Wooden Ship’. 

Sean has played with various other bands around the highlands and most recently spent two years with Rhythm ‘n’ Reel. 

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Catriona Sutherland

Catriona Sutherland has trained as a solicitor in Aberdeen. She studied at the universities of Aberdeen, Edinburgh, and Leiden. She now works in Health and Social Care and lives in Inverness. 

Catriona is a local singer, having performed with several local bands over recent years, including Twisted Blues.

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Danny Kelly

I was Liam’s friend from the age of 19.

I first met Liam at UHI while studying music, and along with our friends Jonathan Tait & Jordan McKay we went on to form our band ‘Waterday’, and for 4 years we gigged around Scotland and recorded 2 EPs.