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      Fran Pothecary

      Fran Pothecary

      Irreverent | Down to earth | Grafter

      Mini bio

      My life in decades post University? Decade 1, a career in youth justice; Decade 2, outdoor education, guiding and teaching on the hills, crags and seas of Scotland; Decade 3 working in outdoor access and recreation for the Cairngorms National Park Authority and completing an MSc in Sustainable Mountain Development. And Decade 4? From Antarctica to Iceland, guiding and kicking back with interesting people in the wild and wonderful places again. Now you just need to work out how old I am!

      Places to Play 

      My backyard wherever that happens to be – mainly Strathspey and the Cairngorms. But if pushed I’d have to add the Western Isles, the North West and anywhere that hills, sea, beaches, music, whisky and driftwood fires combine to create that unique Scottish ‘under the stars’ experience.

      Not a lot of people know this 

      I love old Sergio Leone westerns set to the music of Ennio Morricone.

      Adventurer's Stories about Fran

      Fran is the best! Sorry didn't catch our sea kayaking guide's name, but he was also cool.

      (Cameron)Molly Saunders
      18WSTM Tailor Made trips
      Reviewed on 04/06/2018

      Fran A. was so wonderful. She is such a special lady - someone we call a friend now! She was very well-versed about the places she took us hiking, did a wonderful job taking us all over Skye, and even made special accommodations to let us see a bit of Inverness on the final day she took us to meet our train. She was truly lovely, and I will miss her!

      Brandi Schreiber
      17WSTM Tailor Made trips
      Reviewed on 06/06/2017

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