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.
Mini Bio – 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. From the Aberdeenshire sea cliffs, the Cairngorms, Orkney and Shetland, to the UK’s other many and varied mountains and islands, I’m never happier than when I’m “away from it all” and enjoying a blast of exercise in the fresh air.