Having graduated from university with a law degree, my first job was in environmental policy with the civil service and a career in adventure travel seemed like a pipe dream. I’m now one of the owners of Wilderness Scotland and have 20 years experience working in the adventure travel industry. I still need to pinch myself sometimes to make sure it’s real!
I love adventures in the outdoors so think that I have the best job in the world. Having spent countless days exploring Scotland’s wild and not-so-wild places on foot, by bike, by kayak, canoe, on skis and by car, I feel that I know my way around Scotland better than most people. I’ve climbed most of Scotland’s mountains and gave up counting how many islands I’ve visited. I also have my black book of top hotels and special accommodations around the country!
I got my first pair of hiking boots (against my will!) when I was 14 years old. After an accidental epic on the Isle of Arran on their first outing, I was hooked and I’ve been exploring Scotland’s wild places ever since. I’ve climbed most of the Munros (and lots of other peaks too), ridden my mountain bike and road bike all over the Highlands and islands, paddled sea kayaks on the west coast, and canoed over many beautiful lochs in the morning mist.
Having lived in several Scottish cities, I’m now based in Cairngorms National Park – what a treat for someone who loves the great outdoors! While I used to spend most of my time guiding, I now get creative in the office, designing customised adventure holidays for all kinds of clients. It’s a privilege to be able to craft an experience which creates a meaningful impact on people and which leaves them with special memories. I hope I can do the same for you sometime!
Place to Play
Assynt & Coigach – the North-West Highlands of Scotland offer utterly stunning scenery, fantastic for exploring on foot, by sea kayak, canoe, bike, with your camera…
Not a lot of people know this
I got married on a beach in Assynt. Our wedding photos are amazing!