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Growing up I attended Glaitness primary and KGS, after which I went to University of St Andrews to study International Relations (2017-2021), and have just finished my MSc at Heriot Watts campus in Stromness in Renewable Energy Development (2021-2022).
I first got engaged in politics in 2013/14 during the independence referendum and remained engaged and interested throughout school and university. In 2020 I joined the Scottish Greens International Committee, and in 2021 got more actively involved while volunteering on the Scottish Greens Highlands and Islands campaign. As regional election agent for our 12 list candidates and 1 constituency candidate I organised anything relating to election rules and compliance, and coordinated the local Orkney Greens canvassing efforts. Following the election, I began my work with Ariane Burgess MSP (part-time) in October 2021 and while campaigning in my own election in May 2022 supported colleagues across Orkney, Shetland, and Western Isles who were also standing.
I’ve been fortunate to work over summer at Leask Marine and EMEC, and had previously worked for a range of local businesses in hospitality and food & drink since I was 14. I am currently a member of the board of directors for the Pier Arts Centre which is a fantastic organisation to be involved in and contribute to as I am a fierce advocate for the value of arts and culture to our wider Orkney economy and community.
Details of committee membership can be found in ‘related links’.
Outside of being a councillor I also work for one of our regional MSP’s Ariane Burgess (Scottish Greens), and volunteer within the party. I also try to play badminton when I can and get out and about with the dog or to see friends.
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