Staff and Media Contacts
For general enquiries please contact the MCofS office on 01738-493942, or use the Contact Form
Chief Officer & Company Secretary:
DAVID IS NOT AVAILABLE DURING THE PERIOD 17 TO 27 MAY 2013
PLEASE CONTACT THE MCOFS OFFICE ON 01738-493942 OR EMAIL
Dave joined the MCofS as a member in 1999, and first worked for the MCofS as a volunteer when he joined the then Executive in 2005, prior to taking up the post of Chief Officer in July 2006.
Before joining MCofS he enjoyed a career at board level in the automotive industry, and worked for economic development agencies in Scotland and England. He has also run his own business, and has a MBA and marketing degree.
He has trekked in the Alps, Karakorum, Himalaya, Carparthian and Atlas mountains and compleated the Munros on Aonach Beag in Ben Alder Forest in June 2010. He welcomes your views and suggestions about MCofS.
Mountaineering Development Officer and Magazine Editor:
Tel: 01738 493946 or contact by email
Kevin has been climbing for over 23 years. He is author of 'Rock Climbing in Scotland' the selected climbs guide published by Constable and is co-ordinating author of the 'Central Highland Outcrops' rock climbing guide published by the SMC. He has climbed over 500 new routes in Scotland up to E7 and grade V, and has been responsible for pioneering climbing in new areas such as The Southern Barra Islands of Mingulay, Pabbay, Berneray and Sandray, Dirc Mhor, Mull of Kintyre, Eigg and Loch Maree as well as the previously neglected Sma' Glen in Perthshire. His pen and ink diagrams used in many guidebooks form the basis of a small business named "Rockart"; he has written and illustrated many articles for the outdoor magazines, was a contributing author of two essays in 'Extreme Rock' and another in the compilation of guest authors of the Mountain Literature Festival, 'Orogenic Zones'.
He has a Zoology degree from Exeter University and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from Bangor College, North Wales. He taught windsurfing, climbing and sailing as an instructor for Newcastle-upon-Tyne Youth and Community Service as well as organising YTS courses for the Local Authority and acting as an independent consultant on in-house accreditation and national qualifications; and the development of urban climbing facilities.
Mountain Safety Advisor:
Tel: 01479 861241 or contact by email
Heather joined the MCofS in June 2009 following a 20 year teaching career in the outdoors. Heather worked at both of the National Centres, Plas y Brenin and Glenmore Lodge and was fortunate enough to work as far afield as Antarctica. Heather lives in Aviemore and is based at Glenmore Lodge, which provides a perfect base for her outdoor activities. She is a enthusiastic mountaineer, climber, mountain biker, sea kayaker and ski tourer and is definitely at her happiest when enjoying the outdoors whatever the activity. She is currently working her way through the Corbetts after completing the Munros in 2003.
Heather has been an active member of the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team for 10 years and with her collie dog 'Milly' works with SARDA Scotland across the Highlands.
She has a BA Hons degree in Recreation and Leisure, a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and has just completed a MSc in Managing Sustainable Mountain Development.
Membership Development Officer
Tel: 01738 493942 or contact by email
Mike re-joined the MCofS staff team in June 2009 having previously worked here for 10 years as Access & Conservation Officer. His Membership Development post is part-time, so when not working at his MCofS desk he is also the part-time Access & Environment Officer with the Scottish Canoe Association. An active hill walker, he completed his Munros in 1996 and is currently building up a healthy collection of Corbetts. When he isn't out on the hill he is usually involved in his other outdoor passions, which include sea kayaking, running, cycling and skiing.
After picking up a BEd in Outdoor Education Mike worked for 7 years in various outdoor centres, then went on to gain an MA in Tourism Management. His work over the last 15 years has concentrated on the development and implementation of Scottish Access Rights, which included his previous work at the MCofS during the time that the Land Reform Act was going through the Scottish Parliament. Having worked in the Access field for so long Mike is keen to develop his other interest in Marketing, hence his new role in promoting MCofS membership.
Access Officer - Andrea Partridge
Tel: 07787-536575 or contact by email
For general enquiries please contact the MCofS office on 01738-493942, or use the Contact Form.