I started in 1984. Good old days, poster in Library, poster said come to Hollybush. Started to do a countryside skills course, then talk, the rest as they say is history
I volunteered all I could while I was at school. When I finished my ‘o’ levels, I led a Lake District Circuit with Patrick, in village halls, no tv in those days, the Live Aid concert co-incided with the day off one week, a volunteer who was an electrician found on old telly under the stage in the village hall and some of the volunteers stayed in to watch it. Patrick, others and I went for a walk, realising later what we had missed. I went on to lead a circuit at Ullapool later, and BTCV helped me make my first friend at University –Katie when I saw her BTCV badge during freshers’ week.