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Douglas Cowan

Director of Strengthening Communities

Highlands and Islands Enterprise
An Lòchran
10 Inverness Campus

Tel : (01463) 383090
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Douglas Cowan

Douglas Cowan is HIE’s Strengthening Communities Director and has responsibility for addressing challenges of the more remote and rural parts of our region.

This includes supporting communities to acquire and develop community assets, encouraging the growth of the social economy and the social enterprise model - which is critical to the economic and social development of the region - and directing the organisation’s contribution to developing culture and heritage, including Gaelic.

In additon, Douglas oversees HIE's area teams in Argyll and the Islands, the Outer Hebrides, and Lochaber, Skye and Wester Ross.

Douglas joined HIE in 1996 and has held a variety of roles involving property, infrastructure and strategy. From 2008 until 2016, he was area manager for HIE in Argyll and the Islands, working from our office in Lochgilphead.


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