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Since my teens I’ve been fascinated with the outdoors, and used to sit in classes at school looking longingly out the windows at distant hills. But I wasn’t allowed to visit them alone, and nobody else I knew was interested. Then one glorious day, without telling anybody, I rode my bike up Glen Fruin and climbed the green sunlit ridge of Beinn a’ Chaorach. At the top a rolling sea of hills unfurled, from Ben Lomond that I recognised to new, unknown ranges. I had to explore just a little further, see the prospect from those distant summits.
I was hooked.
I’ve previously volunteered as a STEM Ambassador in schools and am a Career Ready mentor. And I’d love to talk to you and your people about exploring Scotland in all its forms: whether it is in the form of outdoor pursuits, Scottish history, or by opening our eyes to nature.
Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian
Events can deliver
Mentoring; Panel event; Reading; Talk; Workshop
Topics of work
Adventure; Biography & memoir; Editing & editing your own work; History; Nature; Publishing & getting published; Self-publishing & independent publishing