Originally from N.Ireland, I like many others had my first taste of the outdoors by joining the local canoe club in my early teens. This was a great place to spend my time and it inspired me to follow a career coaching others in the outdoors. I moved to Scotland in 1989, and have worked in the outdoor industry coaching and guiding a wide range of outdoor activities ever since. Having travelled quite a bit, I had the opportunity to take part in activities in other parts of the world. I am always amazed at how special Scotland is, I spend quite bit of my time in a sea kayak these days and without doubt I would say Scotland is a World class sea kayaking venue. I take great pleasure introducing clients to the joys that Scotland has to offer wether it be on the sea, on the river or in the saddle exploring some remote Scottish glen prior to a stop at a local cake or pie shop (I love cakes!).
Place to play
Where I live, (The cairngorms). Why travel to your favourite place when you can live in it. Strathspey and the Cairngorms offer so much to the outdoor enthusiast. Quiet country roads to enjoy on the road bike, great off road trails, both in the summer and winter and a stunning mountain range to keep you entertained on skis. It’s also a great central hub and I can get to most places in the Highlands within a couple of hours.
Not a lot of people know this
I kayaked from Ireland to Scotland when I was 15.