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    David Simpson

    Motivated | Calm | Considerate

    Mini Bio

    Born Edinburgh, studied Music in England, teaching further afield before leading schools in Edinburgh-retired as too busy to fit work in…..

    Place to Play

    I’m lucky enough to have worked and travelled in some spectacular places and remarkable communities, including a first descent in the Northern Himalayas, and a circumnavigation of Ireland. This means I know just how truly special Scotland is- a unique combination of superb people, landscapes and heritage. I love our hills and waters.

    Not a lot of people know this

    Enticed by an Everest climber to hang upside down on a rock pinnacle in Skye, I pulled out my penny whistle and played a slow air- the tune was, of course – “ the mist covered mountains” (the difficult bit was teaching my tormentor the tune).

    Qualifications Read More

    More degrees than that vocal group- invaluable experience acquired from inspirational companions while travelling on seas, rivers and mountains. I hold a range of kayaking qualifications in Coaching and Advanced Sea and Whitewater leading, also qualified in Mountaineering and Rock Climbing. Currently President of Scottish Canoe Association.

    Experience Read More

    I’ve sailed, paddled or plodded in 4 continents, performed in early music, rock, jazz, folk bands and orchestras.

    Biggest Adventure Read More

    …and privilege…. living with my family, after that…whatever is coming up next!

    Like Scotland, it doesn’t have to be big to be brilliant.

    Specialist Subject Read More

    Sadly nothing, however, have enthusiastically stocked my mind full of (allegedly) fascinating information….

    Book a trip with David

    Trip / DepartureAvailabilityStatusPriceBook
    Sea Kayaking – Sound of Arisaig
    16th Jun - 21st Jun 2023
    8 place(s) leftUNCONFIRMED£945Book Now
    Sea Kayaking – The Summer Isles
    14th Jul - 19th Jul 2023
    6 place(s) leftUNCONFIRMED£945Book Now
    Sea Kayaking – The Outer Hebrides
    5th Aug - 11th Aug 2023
    7 place(s) leftUNCONFIRMED£1,345Book Now
    Sea Kayaking – The Outer Hebrides
    2nd Sep - 8th Sep 2023
    8 place(s) leftUNCONFIRMED£1,345Book Now
    Sea Kayaking – Sound of Arisaig
    15th Sep - 20th Sep 2023
    7 place(s) leftUNCONFIRMED£945Book Now

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