I am a geologist / chemist, living in Garelochhead, having moved down from Aberdeen for a job that turned unpleasant with remarkable speed. However, as I was born in Glasgow, I am happy to be living close to family and friends, surrounded by truly spectacular scenery.
I used to go hillwalking with an excellent bunch of people, the Moray Ramblers. If you’re ever in the Elgin area, give them a shout. They’re great people, and will make you welcome. They don’t just climb mountains at top speed. Looking around and enjoying the walks is more the order of the day.
What do I do, in between looking for a new job? Well, I read a lot, everything from Charles Dickens to Iain M Banks. Books are fantastic, and I could live in a good bookshop. My favourite so far is Barter Books, in Alnwick.
Languages have always interested me, and I have been learning Gaelic for about three years. While it helps understanding OS maps a lot, I can still barely get past the weather report on Radio nan Gaidheal! (Mo creacsa!) I also listen to a lot of music, mainly what people would term “classic rock”, Deep Purple, AC/DC and so on. Also very keen on electronic music, such as Tangerine Dream and Kraftwerk.