My passion for wild places began early with youthful explorations of the woods and beaches of Morayshire. My youth was spent living in Strathnaver, Sutherland. I worked alongside local crofters and helped my father in his work as water bailiff on the River Naver. I studied outdoor pursuits at Ilkley College before working at Outward Bound Ullswater. I’ve been involved in Youth Expeditions to the Yukon, Iceland and Alaska as well as a 3-year spell as a field assistant with the British Antarctic Survey at Rothera base. I live in Forres on the Moray coast, a great base for exploring the wilds of Scotland.
Place to Play
The Cairngorms, NW Highlands and the Moray coast for the beaches.
Not a lot of people know this
I once worked as the stunt coordinator on an episode of ‘The Krankies’, an iconic Scottish children’s TV programme!