Born in 1945, I grew up in and around London where
I qualify as
an Electrical Engineerserved after a five year apprenticeship. Needing a change, I then qualoified as a teacher (Physical
Education & Mathematics) and worked as an Outdoor
Activities Instructor for over 30 years at outdoor education centers mostly in Lothian Region and Edinburgh Education
Authority. My unique claim to fame is that, to my knowledge, I am the only person to have worked at all four Edinburgh & Lothian Centres.
My wife Kathryn and I owned and ran Newtonmore Hostel for 20 years. Now retired I'm now an 'Old Guy On a Bike' with a lot of knowledge and experience in most outdoor activities on and off the water
(but please don't ask me to go down a cave)!
Sue, Neil, Ali & Adrian now run Newtonmore Hostel and their website is www.highlandhostel.co.uk