I am passionate and enthusiastic on all aspects of the nature of my local patch, the Cairngorm National Park and the local coastal region.

 I work with conservation groups and the local wildlife group to record, monitor and improve habitat for the wildlife we have here as well as giving talks and exhibitions to the locals and guests visiting the Tomintoul and Glenlivet area.

 You will often see me out and about the village and surrounding hills surveying and photgraphing what I see and picking up any litter that has blown or been dropped along the way.








  • Good communication and listening skill
  • Punctuality and reliability
  • Ability to spot and follow wildlife tracks, good knowledge of birdsong and behaviour.
  •  Good camera skills and instructor skills
  • Fieldcraft knowing how close is close enough without causing disturbance.







 Wildlife and nature enthusast from childhood which developed to photography in the 1980's starting with film cameras and then onto digital.

 Over 25 years photography experience of photographing birds and animals.

 Lived in Tomintoul for over 7 years and have explored and monitored the nature in the region providing records to national database records of sightings in an area that is largely under reported.

 Worked in conservation with the Scottish Wildcat Action group with camera traps to try and locate Wildcats or to find feral cats to trap,neuter, vaccinate and return to the wild. Worked with BTO in monitoring success rate of breeding wader nests locally. Spring 2019 working with RSPB to monitor Lapwing numbers locally.


 4 photos have appeared on BBC Springwatch with one positive critique during the show by Simon King.

 Photos published in books and calendars on Owls and Hares.

 Photos used by Wildlife groups and Trusts for promotional material.