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      Emy McLeod

      Passionate | Outdoors | Explorer

      Mini Bio

      I am passionate about all things outdoors! Mountains, Rivers, Crags and Trails! The Highlands has been my home for 5 years now, having travelled to other continents to experience different cultures, for me, Scotland is always in my heart.

      It is my pleasure to be able to share Scotland with people from around the globe.  To guide across the Scottish landscapes and share knowledge of nature, culture and history as a job is a privilege.  It is hard to say what I love most about the outdoors as every day is different! From riding over the Northern Corries in the Cairngorms to canoeing the Great Glen Way trail to walking & island exploring on the Outer Hebrides. I love it all!

      Place to Play

      The Cairngorms will always be at the top for me; walking and mountain biking.  Waking up early to ride or hike to the high summits to see the Sunrise. In Summer and Winter, it has it all.

      Not a lot of people know this

      In 2012 I was awarded the Princess Diana award; “belief that young people have the power to change the world for the better”

      For those thrill seekers out there – I have jumped from the biggest bungee in the world; 750 feet off the Macau tower! Never again…

      Qualifications Read More
      • Mountain Leader
      • Rock Climbing Instructor
      • Mountain Bike Guide
      • BC Paddlesports Coach
      • BC Canoe Leader & moderate water endorsement
      • BC White Water Kayak Leader
      • SRA Raft Guide
      Experience Read More

      I am lucky enough to have worked with people of all ages across a range of outdoor activities. From working with challenging youths groups up to 1:1 guided trips in the Cairngorms and across Scotland; each day is different and each brings memories for life.  I have worked with solo travellers on Cairngorm expeditions of the 4000s, corporate groups completing the West Highland Way, and families and groups for activity weeks and guided day trips across Scotland. I love being able to introduce and show people what we have here in Scotland; the mountains, rivers and lochs, the islands, rocky crags and the abundance of bike trails!  I’ll never stop exploring!

      Biggest Adventure Read More

      I am passionate about keeping Scotland a place to be enjoyed by generations for years to come. To ensure the land, nature and wildlife are protected and looked after. I have a keen interest in the Rewilding of Scotland and the work that the John Muir Trust does for areas in Scotland.

      Publications Read More

      I have had photos published in a number of outdoor blogs, adventure holiday websites and the local newspaper publications focusing on outdoor features.

      Watch this space for more to come…”Emys Adventures” Blog in the making.

      Adventurer's Stories about Emy

      As I said in the beginning, Emy Macleod was a wonderful guide in every way. It's obvious she loves her work and the outdoors.

      Sandra Fisher
      Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides: Uists, Barra and Mingulay
      Reviewed on 15/08/2019

      Emy's Gallery

      © Emy McLeod / Wilderness Scotland

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