Roy started Scottish Adventure from scratch and is ultimately accountable for delivery of our objectives to enable adventures and connect the community.
Q: What does adventure mean to you Roy?
A: Adventure is that combo of emotions - excitement and nervousness at the same time. When you're trying something new, and you place your faith in someone who you trust - that is adventure. It can be found almost everywhere for those who look for it. First day at a new job, visiting a new place, meeting someone for the first time, trying a new outdoor activity or simply taking an unknown route on the cycle commute to the office. You choose to believe the outcome will be a good one and you think the risk is worth it.
Adventure can be big or small and sometimes the most memorable are not the 'big epics' rather the experience was shared with like-minded folk who experienced the same.
I've travelled a chunk of the world, met some amazing people (and some utter tubes too) and done some really cool things, but the best 'adventures' have been the ones right on my doorstep - in Scotland.
Q: What has been your best adventure?
A: Living in La Plagne (ski resort) in France was ace. Back-country skiing, snowboarding, bob-sleigh and night skidooing was an absolute adventure and getting to know French red wine was an added bonus too! Meeting a new group of people every week from all different types of backgrounds was a great way to learn about people from all over the world. Helped me appreciate why and how much I love Scotland though.
Chief Explorer at Scottish Adventure