Highlands & Islands

'Exiles' join Inverness Caledonian Thistle Trust

Four members of a consortium that has invested £250,000 in Inverness Caledonian Thistle have been appointed to the club's charitable trust.

The trust supports youth and sports initiatives in Inverness.

New board members Paul MacInnes, Richard Hillier, Graham Rae and Alan MacPhee are from Inverness but live and work abroad.

The four, along with one other, make up the Muirfield Mills consortium and are also known as the "exiles".

Mr MacInnes is based in Abu Dhabi, Mr Hillier in Switzerland, Mr Rae in Houston, Texas, and Mr MacPhee in Yemen.

Their consortium has a significant minority stake in Caley Thistle.

A trust spokesman said: "The new members are all local people who have developed successful business careers and have a very positive contribution to make to our club.

"From a trust perspective, it is also important that we work, in conjunction with the club, to ensure that the team continue to play at the highest level.

"We have been positioned in the premier league for a number of years now, and we welcome inward investment to Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC to enable them to continue to play in the top flight."

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