I’m a great believer in having a balanced approach when it comes to land management. Before I began working in the Land Management sector, I was a surveyor for RSPB Scotland for three years; being fortunate enough to survey the entire suite of Highland bird species over this time, from gulls to eagles. Now, when I have time, I still help out with bird ringing. In the past I have also volunteered for the Scottish Wildlife Trust, my local Raptor Study Group, the Scottish Mink Initiative, and the British Red Cross.
I have an interest in farming and crofting, and I am a founding member of the Scottish Crofting Federations’ Young Crofters. I am an advocate for sourcing and producing food and drink locally wherever possible. The Youth Ambassador for the Highland branch of the British Deer Society and a Lantra Scotland Game & Wildlife Industry Champion.
In my spare time I dive, climb, swim, ride, sail, travel, and adventure my way around the Highlands and the world as much as I can.
I work as a deer manager and hunting guide, and raise animals for slaughter and home consumption. As such, there may be photographs of culled animals on my blog from time to time. If this sort of thing upsets you, this may not be the blog for you. I would ask that you be respectful of my lifestyle. I can assure you, having been vegetarian for 18 years, I have the utmost respect for the animals I rear and hunt.
This blog contains my own views and experiences, not those of my employers.