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Wallace Currie

Wallace Currie

Wallace was brought up on beef and sheep farm in Arran. When he was younger, Wallace had an interest in the farm but lost his enthusiasm during his teenage years. However, Wallace decided to study agriculture at SRUC’s Ayr campus, realising a love for farming again after school. During university he had a particular interest in diversification and food security and focused his honours dissertation on these two topics, going onto complete a Master’s degree in food security.

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Eilidh Carr

Eilidh Carr

Photographer and business owner Eilidh, moved home at the age of 23 to the small and remote island of Berneray, where she grew up. Here, she launched her business Coralbox Gift Shop – a small independent craft shop where she sells her own photography products, as well as other local makers’ creations.

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Gini Dickinson

Gini Dickinson

Gini is a vivacious, creative, and environmentally conscious young woman spreading her message of female empowerment through her feminist jewellery and embroidery business, GiniBeanifairy.

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Treasa Cadogan

Treasa Cadogan

Treasa comes from Cape Clear, the southernmost inhabited island at the bottom of Ireland. Just 3 miles long and one-mile wide, it’s 8 miles off the coast of West Cork with a population of 120 to 130 people depending on the time of year.

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Miriam Hamilton

Miriam Hamilton

Miriam Hamilton is a woman of many talents and skills; she is a weaver of Harris tweed, a seamstress designing beautiful clothing, a jewellery maker and watercolour artist. She sells her many creations online, and through her shop, The Weaving Shed, which she built at her home on the Isle of Lewis.

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Donald MacKinnon

Donald MacKinnon

After studying Politics and Geography at Glasgow University, Donald MacKinnon returned home to the Isle of Lewis with a determination to build a life for himself working the land, and a commitment to building a strong future for the island.

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Jakob Eunson

Jakob Eunson

Jakob lives in Uradale, Shetland Isles approximately three minutes outside Scalloway, the ancient Island capital. He farms an organic enterprise with his father and predominantly runs native Shetland breeds. Not only is Jakob a farmer, but he’s also a trained butcher who supplies the farm’s lamb and beef direct to wholesalers and retailers.

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Amy Dunnachie

Amy Dunnachie

Amy Dunnachie grew-up on the Isle of Jura before moving to the mainland to study silversmithing at the Glasgow School of Art. After graduating, Amy decided to move back to the mountains and coastline she calls home. Her challenges include: infrastructure, employment and long-term and affordable housing.

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