Bill spent forty years working in conservation and recreation management, with the last twenty focussing more on heritage-based tourism. He recently moved to Blairgowrie after living in Ross-shire for over thirty years. Bill’s whole working life has centred on managing nature, built heritage and connecting people with these important parts of our collective experience. He has been a countryside ranger and manager in Lanarkshire and Cornwall. Bill also managed national nature reserves in Yorkshire and Wester Ross including Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve. He was the first person to lead for tourism at Scottish Natural Heritage and was then appointed heritage manager for Highlands and islands Enterprise. Twelve years ago, he became self-employed, working throughout Scotland and Scandinavia helping businesses and communities make the best of their heritage for sustainable tourism development. For five years he chaired a rural partnership for the Black Isle and served as a community councillor. Bill is keen to give something back to our community that has been very welcoming to him.