Neil Sutherland is an architect with a background in mechanical and production engineering. He is the owner and managing director of MAKAR Ltd an integrated design, manufacture and delivery organisation concerned with all aspects of the supply of rural housing and other buildings across Scotland. MAKAR Planning; a distinct element of the company undertakes master-planning and design-framework studies for communities organisations and development companies. Neil has practical experience in rural land management particularly small scale agriculture and forestry. He lives with his family on their small farm on the edge of Inverness.