Born in Glasgow to an outdoor enthusiast father, my childhood was spent walking the hills and glens of the Scottish Highlands all year round and exploring the jewel like islands lying scattered at the feet of its Western seaboard.
Instilling a love of wild and windswept places my education lead me to study Geography in my early years and later Outdoor Education as a returning student.
Continually enjoying challenging myself and learning more about the outdoors, what takes us there and the unique experiences we have amongst our green places brought me to the academic world of outdoor learning.
Lecturing now for the University of the Highland and Islands and currently delivering a further education course in Outdoor Leadership, introducing folks to my rugged backyard and sharing their joy in new found pleasures and landscapes is my privilege.
Just as happy showing a toddler the wonders of raindrops held in the fingers of moss to the view from a hard earned summit with mountains spread at our feet peaking through the blanket of clouds.
Place to Play
Oooh tricky one! The western isles and coastline are a firm favourite as always intriguing and changing.
Not a lot of people know this
I once had the leading role in an Edinburgh Festival play! And my name means a red deer hind in Gaelic – my favourite animal.