See above. Email will follow me wherever I am though.
I was born and brought up in Kirkwall, though my folk are from Finstown and Holm. After school I went to Aberdeen and Edinburgh Universities and gained a BSc and PhD in Physics and worked in R and D, and engineering. Since coming home in 1999 I have taken an active part in community life through the Community Council and Papdale School Board, and run a business and technical consultancy, often working with HIE Orkney. I'm responsible for a number of websites, including Orkney Communities, and my blog (not endorsed by this site etc.). I'm married with one son. First elected in 2007 and Council Leader from 2012-2017, I'm determined to be approachable and effective, and actively represent the interests of the people of Kirkwall East, and of Orkney.
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I enjoy listening to music, and I'm an enthusiastic though frustrated guitarist. I'm a keen football supporter, and used to enjoy playing 5 a sides, but I'm restricted to occasional games of badminton these days, and some sailing. Cycling is still a passion, and I try to get away for a longish tour whenever possible. But when it lashes rain I'll settle for a game of snooker, or tackle the latest DIY project. Or try and finish earlier projects.
At the Council Offices probably. Or on my bike if I'm spared.
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