About your Guides
Local gamekeeper and deerstalker. With nearly 3 decades experience of Scotlands’ wild places, few are better qualified to get you ‘up close and personal’ with the wildlife of the Angus glens.Andys’ passion is obvious:
“Most visitors to the glens miss so much of what is going on around them. It’s rewarding to reveal to them the things they would otherwise have walked past. What really gives me a buzz, however, is when they start working it out for themselves. It can permanently change the way in which people look at their surroundings. Everybody from dyed-in-the-wool naturalists to curious holidaymakers will take something away with them. Kids absolutely love it.”
Jackie was of no doubt growing up that she would spend her working and spare time being outdoors and immersed in any activity involving wildlife. Her preferred footwear is a pair of walking boots, waders or wellies and you are most likely to find her up a hill, in a river or enjoying a walk in the woods. She has been lucky to spend over a decade working as an ecologist surveying plants, mammals and birds in some of the most beautiful and remote parts of Scotland.
Her passion for the outdoors and wildlife resulted in her studying Countryside Management at Glasgow University and Environmental Management at Oatridge Agricultural College. She then spent many hours crawling through undergrowth, climbing mountains and wading in rivers searching for and recording an array of animals and plants. She is an all-round naturalist, with an infectious enthusiasm for Scottish wildlife and enjoys sharing her knowledge and wildlife stories.
Jackie also runs tours for Wild Alba Tours.