We moved north 7 years ago to Aviemore area as a "quality of life" decision, and to pursue my passion for deer. I had for many years taken individual weeks in the Highlands for stags, and stalked a few roe in Yorkshire. But the time came for a much more involved life style!
For 4 years I was Fishery Manager on Rothiemurchus Estate, but am now employed as Wild Deer Best Pracice Officer by Scottish Natural Heritage (formerly Deer Commission for Scotland, but merged with SNH on 1st August). I am also Secretary, Highland Branch, British Deer Society, and Secretary, Cairngorm Speyside Deer Management Group. I wanted to get involved in the local community and put something back into the sector. It seems to have worked
In the past I have contributed articles to the now defunct Stalking Magazine, and am very keen on writing.
I now stalk regularly on 14,000 acres of high and low ground for roe, and am having the time of my life!!