I took up walking seriously in 2000 when I moved to the Scottish Borders, where I spent several years day hiking on both sides of the border in the days before I carried a camera everywhere. Some of my earliest walks involved dipping my boots in trays of chemicals during the foot and mouth epidemic, which had a huge effect on the area in which I was living. So far, I have also walked the Borders Abbeys Way, the St Cuthbert’s way, the Berwickshire Coastal Path and the Speyside Way in Scotland.
I had some great trips around this beautiful country whilst living with Edinburgh as my nearest city. These included a lovely Scottish honeymoon around Perthshire and Aberdeenshire. Outwith the borders my trips have also included the west coast, Inverness-shire, Fife, Dumfries and Galloway, Eskdalemuir, Argyll, Bute, Kintyre, Oban, Dunkeld, Culross, Speyside, Easdale, Mull, Iona, Colonsay and Islay as well as Glasgow, Perth, Dunbar, Dundee and Aberdeen. I hope to explore Scotland more on foot as there are trails and munros I would like to do, and areas I would still like to visit.
I have family in Banffshire and I recently discovered that my maternal grandfather was from Newcastleton, which may be why I loved living in the borders.
I started recording my walks on video in 2012 to share the beauty of the walks with others. Above is a link to a playlist of my recent walks in Scotland. If you would like to support me and have a say in my plans, please take a look at my Supporting Me page.