Iain Turnbull

Iain-Turnbull.jpgIain was educated at Dunfermline High School and then Edinburgh University where he studied Ecological Science and then for an MPhil if forestry research.

In 1990 he moved to Skye as Research Assistant for Habitat Scotland/Skye Forum working on a Resource Data Atlas for Skye & Raasay.  In 1992 he moved back to Edinburgh to become the NTS’s first Senior Management Planner, responsible for a small team charged with producing Management Plans for Trust properties around Scotland.

Having worked for 4½ years in the central belt he answered the call of the Highlands again, moving to Balmacara where he has been the Property Manager for the NTS since.

Iain is a strong advocate for active crofting and has dedicated much of his time at Balmacara to supporting crofting through direct financial support, establishing new crofts and education work.

In 2011 he completed an Online Distance Learning MSc in Geographical Information Systems at Southampton University and has since established a part-time GIS/Environmental consultancy business.

More recently Iain has rekindled an old passion for photography, studying for Higher through the West Highland College at Broadford in 2016 and he now maintains a blog (www.iainturnbullphotography.co.uk).

Iain is married to Aileen, whom he met at Edinburgh University and has three daughters, two studying at Robert Gordon’s University’s Gray’s School of Art while the third is studying for her Highers at Plockton High School.