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Highland Senior Citizens Network

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Highland Senior Citizens Network Board of Trustees & Staff

Our voluntary board members meet on a monthly basis (except July and December) on the last Monday of the month at Inshes Church in Inverness. Since Covid, Trustees are also able to join our meetings online.

Meet the Trustees

Joan Philip

Vice Chairman

Retired nurse teacher with an active interest in the safety and well-being of older adults.  Long standing member of HSCN committee. Member of Communications Group. Particular interest in peer-speaking as an effective way of sharing useful information, with a current focus on Scams Prevention. 

Irene Robertson

Minute Secretary

Joined HSCN following retiral from the NHS in 2015.  Member of Communications Group. Previous volunteering experience with Crossroads (Inverness); currently involved with Sight Action’s Talking Book Service.

Brian Devlin

Media Relations Officer

Former Director of Corporate Affairs for NHS Highland dealing with media and reputational issues. Developed a system for ethical decision making for the NHS in Highland. Academic background in Philosophy and Theology. Media advisor to HSCN.

Ann McKay


Worked in further and higher education. Joined HSCN committee in 2014. Interested in how good communication can enhance well-being of older people.

Brenda Nicolson


Former Civil Servant. Involvement in the Third Sector over the past two decades. From 2004 contributed to the work of Age Concern Scotland. In 2011 elected to serve on the board of Age Scotland and served on the board as the Regional Trustee for the North of Scotland until 2015.

Rob Polson


Retired health sciences librarian with an interest in consumer health information and the support of health care services in remote and rural areas. Also volunteers with Inverness Hospital Radio presenting a world, live and early music programme.

Meet the Staff

Anne McDonald



Mobile: 07933 653313

Co-ordinator for Caithness and Sutherland East, Mid and Wester Ross and Inverness

Jo Cowan



Mobile: 07933 653585

Co-ordinator for Lochaber, Skye and  Lochalsh, Badenoch and Strathspey, Nairn and Inverness.

Donna Maclaren

Administration and Finance

Joined HSCN in February 2022. I look after the Network's administration, bookkeeping, accounts and payroll - and take your calls for HSCN. I also continue to run my own book-keeping and payroll services business. 


Mobile: 07716 884989