What is the best thing about living in Dumfries & Galloway?
The people, the friendliness,
the peace and quiet of the hills and the beaches, - but also the close proximity to the Highlands and the Lake District
as well as Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Who’s the most interesting person you’ve met through your job?
There are too
many to mention – but everyone has a story to tell and there’s always something fascinating about everyone I’ve
Do you have a favourite place in Dumfries & Galloway?
The hills above Terregles where
I walked as a boy, Loch Ettrick and the Queensberry Hills. I have climbed Gana Hill (just over 2,000ft) next to Queensberry
about 200 times, - and when I was 19, with skis strapped to my back, - I came face to face with a mountain lion very
close to the summit, - but in those days, - no-one had heard of big cats in Galloway!
What do you do to unwind?
I love to walk the hills, cycle, spend time in the gym and take
a sauna, - watch my "hame team" - Queen of the South, - or simply catch up with current affairs.
Where do you recommend for a good bite to eat?
"The Cavens Arms," where
you also get a great pint of real ale.
Tell us something that not many people know about you.
I have absolutely no desire for material