After spending my early years in Ayrshire – Burns Country – I was introduced to the hills, mountains, islands and crags of Scotland by my parents. Secondary school in Edinburgh was followed by a short sentence in the flatlands of the south east of England for University. It was only once I moved from there to Aberdeen that I really started to explore wild places of my own volition whenever possible. After almost 20 years in Aberdeen, most of them as a school teacher, I now live in Aviemore as much as I can, but work in the Antarctic for around 5 months each year.
Place to Play
Royal Deeside – Scotland’s best kept secret!
Not a lot of people know this
I once swum across the Firth of Forth (along the side of the Rail Bridge) in my Speedos.