Vanessa Halhead

Tel: 01381 600736


Vanessa is one of the early members and directors of TBI. She is also a long-standing director of the Black Isle Partnership, and has been active in
community affairs in the Black Isle for many years. Professionally she is a trained landscape architect and regional planner, and has worked in rural
community development in Scotland and also Europe, for 30 years, including many projects in the Highlands and Islands. She is currently working on the development of the first Scottish Rural Parliament, she is also Co-ordinator of the European Rural Community Association and developing the European Rural Parliament.

Vanessa, who lives in Cromarty, is a keen environmentalist, outdoor enthusiast and gardener. She is passionate about the need to change our behaviour to protect the future of life on planet earth.

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