Tim works as an outdoor adventure instructor. For Tim, Scotland offers the opportunity for amazing adventure where inspiring landscapes, unique wildlife and the wonderful people who live, work and visit these places and who call this place home at some point in their life. All of these create a fabulous fusion of heritage, culture and diverse experience with tourism as a way forward to help both nature and community.
With 15+ years of experience working with children, students and scientists, including with award-winning Wild Tree Adventures, Tim is passionate about connecting people with nature. Qualified as a zoologist and sculptor, he further holds specialised industry qualifications relating to safety, inspections, rope access and advanced canopy access techniques and tree climbing rescue.
Using skills in rigging and risk management as an outdoor instructor and tree climbing expert, I safely bring people into potentially dangerous environments, using tree climbing an inspiring way to explore our environment. Previous clients include BBC Studios, Caledonia TV, Forestry Scotland, Paxton House, South of Scotland Eagle Partnership and Woodland Trust Scotland.
As an active volunteer Tim is a Verifier for the Woodland Trust's Ancient Tree Inventory and also works on rare raptors in partnership with forestry. Experience in monitoring rare and specially protected wildlife gives him an insight into the pressures facing high-impact tourist locations, complex issues of land management, tourism and the adventure tourism sector.