MEET THE Team SEO AGAIBH AN SGIOBA Six folk who are just as excited as you are about Ben Nevis & Glen Nevis! We are a mixture of full-time, part-time, indoors and outdoors all working together to protect and enhance the Nevis Landscape. We come from a varied background and have combined our skills and enthusiasm for the area to deliver these projects with help from our partners and from you! We're a friendly bunch and actively encourage you to get in touch if you want to learn more about our projects or volunteering. Lizzie Lizzie Cooper Programme Manager lizzie at nevispartnership.co.uk (01397) 701088 Having spent two years in the Cairngorms coordinating the Mountain Heritage Project I was delighted to be offered the chance to work for the Nevis Landscape Partnership. It’s a privilege to be entrusted to take forward this exciting and innovative programme, and a delight to work with such a dedicated, fun and enthusiastic team both in the office and amongst our partner organisations. When I’m not overseeing the delivery of the 19 projects I can usually be found out and about leading and participating in volunteer work parties both for the Nevis Landscape Partnership and with the National trust for Scotland. I am passionate about the outdoors and especially volunteering. I urge everyone to give it a go, you never know where it will take you! Lewis Lewis Pate Environmental Projects Officer lewis at nevispartnership.co.uk (01397) 701088 Dougie Dougie Sinclair Path Officer douglas at nevispartnership.co.uk (01397) 701088 Freja Freja MacDougall Communications Officer freja at nevispartnership.co.uk (01397) 701088 Lochaber born and bred I grew up swimming in the River Nevis and playing in the glen however I spent most of my adult life working in various offices when I wasn't on backpacking adventures. Last year after spending a ski-season in the ticket office at Nevis Range and meeting lots of people very excited to be in Lochaber I decided I needed to get out there and experience as much as possible. After taking a break from work for the summer of 2014 I spent a great deal of my time in the outdoors (mostly right here in Glen Nevis) and found myself refreshed, renewed and looking for a challenging career that appealed to my newfound appreciation for nature. Since starting work with Nevis Landscape Partnership last autumn I have had an amazing time and never looked back. Meeting people who are as excited as we are to get folk outside appreciating, learning and engaging with their natural heritage has been amazing. Its hard work & extremely busy at times but I wouldn’t change it for a minute. Here’s to the next four years & a long-lasting positive impact on Glen Nevis! Leona Leona Jones leona at nevispartnership.co.uk Administrator (01397) 701088 I had never really thought about working for an environmental charity before until the opportunity of administrator came up with Nevis Landscape Partnership. The projects all sounded really interesting and I thought it would be an opportunity to learn some more about the area I have lived in for the last sixteen years. My background is hotel management and contact centre analysis, so joining the team at Nevis Landscape Partnership is something completely new to me and I’m thoroughly enjoying the diversity of the role. I have enjoyed learning about the amazing history, archaeology & wildlife on my back doorstep as well as meeting some very inspirational people who have a passion to help the local community. I am excited to see the scheme grow and develop over the next four years and hopefully leave a legacy future generations can appreciate and enjoy. Susan Susan Nicol Volunteer Co-ordinator info at friendsofnevis.co.uk (01397) 701088 Having lived and worked in the area for the past six years having been a Senior Instructor at The Outward Bound Trust at Loch Eil I have always had a passion for our environment and studied Environmental Science and Outdoor Education at Stirling University. Personally I enjoy time in the outdoors running, biking, walking and horse-riding. I therefore feel really fortunate to be given this opportunity to work for two significant local charities. I’ll be the one keeping you informed of opportunities to volunteer so please do get in touch if you would like to lend a hand around Ben & Glen Nevis.