Your Guide
Murray Wilson

Bitten by the outdoors bug as a young Scout, Murray has spent over 30 years hill walking, Munro bagging, hiking, trekking, backpacking and mountaineering all over the United Kingdom. A qualified Mountain Leader, Mountain Safety Advisor to the BBC, NNAS accredited navigation instructor, First Aid instructor with an outdoor emergency First Aid certificate and holder of a Level 3 Award in Education and Training.  Murray is at his best leading long distance, self sufficient backpacking trips through remote wilderness areas of Scotland.

Ronald Morris

Ron is a member of Forth Seabird Group and Fife Seal Group and has been involved in monitoring breeding seabird and seal populations in the Firth of Forth, especially on the islands in the estuary, for over 30 years. He also has a long held interest in and in-depth knowledge of the history of the defence of the Forth, especially the fixed coast batteries dating from the French Wars until the post World War II era. He is also a former Wildlife Liaison Officer with Fife Constabulary who specialised in enforcing legislation protecting wildlife and the environment.

Currently Ron is co-authoring works on the fixed defences of the Forth for the French Wars period and for the late 19th – mid 20th Centuries, which will be due for publication in the near future. In the past Ron has either written or co-authored a number of publications including ‘The Wildlife of Inchkeith,’ ‘The Wildlife of Inchcolm,’ ‘Aboard H.M.S. May Island,’ ‘The Bass Rock,’ ‘The East Lothian Emeralds,’ ‘Kincraig and Shell Bay’ and ‘Defending St, Kilda.’

Ron has considerable walking experience, having completed the Munros in 1992, an interest he has maintained over the years. He has given many lectures to a wide variety of groups and organisations relating to his interests and experience. Ron offers guided walks/visits to a number of the Forth islands and other locations and can tailor these visits to suit clients’ interests in seabirds, seals and other wildlife, as well as military and other histories, or even just general site-seeing and multi-island cruises.

Allan Harley

Allan has been walking in Scotlands hills for almost 40 years, gathering a vast amount of experience. He has completed numerous Ultramarathons, all of which were in mountainous environments. During these races, Allan gained invaluable knowledge about the physiological and psychological effects extreme exercise and exhaustion can have on the body. He understands what nutrition our bodies require whilst walking in the hills. Allan is a member of the Mountain Training Association and is a qualified Mountain Leader.

Allan holds a Level 3 Award in Education and Training and travels the country delivering First AId and Health and Safety training to various national companies and organisations through his company www.safetyskillstraining.com

Allan has a good knowledge of Scottish history and is passionate about the Flora and Fauna which he enjoys sharing with others.