After 25 years' service in Highland Constabulary in Inverness, Lochaber, Invergordon and Helmsdale, mainly in Community Involvement, Crime Prevention, Community Safety and Youth Liaison Pete developed a deep and lasting interest in community work.
Pete has worked for Cairngorm Mountain Customer Services, as an Emergency Services Manager North Scotland (Tayside, Grampian, Highlands and Islands) with WRVS, responsible for Emergency Services volunteers. He has also worked as Development Officer in Helmsdale and finally returned to Badenoch & Strathspey as Community Connector with the charity Health & Happiness, one of a team of eight covering the Highlands. He has worked with young people with learning disability, and with mental health issues. He formed the Wildlife Wombles at Highland Wildlife Park, a group for people with a learning disability who volunteer at the park.
Pete has been working with George Livingstone for three years, planning a project to be based in Grantown on Spey. He came up with a project 'The Remakery', for non-academic young people, who could benefit from training and working as part of a team. In partnership with Grantown Grammar School, Barnardo's and local businesses, the Remakery took shape and after a hectic three years, in November 2019, we "went live"!
Pete is President of The Rotary Club of Spey Valley and joint Chair of Speysound Radio, community radio for Badenoch & Strathspey.
He lives locally and is a Father and Grandfather often described as 'the one who thinks up all the naughty stuff and leads the mischief'!