I have over 30 years experience supporting the development of creative careers, enterprise and the creative economy in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and beyond. I achieve this by nurturing creative talent and businesses through general and specific support, mentoring, training, advice, networking, project development and consultancy. My background is in textiles and I continue to develop my practice when I have time.
I provide advice to organisations and individuals to develop and support creative talent in the wider rural economy and believe in the sustainability of rural communities through a strong and professional creative economy.
Through my previous posts with HI~Arts,as a founding Director of Emergents CIC and as a freelance consultant, I work with a wide range of organisations including Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Applied Arts Scotland, Creative and Cultural Skills, Highlife Highland, Craft Scotland, Craft Council, Business Gateway.