“Alan has been an inspiration for many decades, with the vision to see Scotland recover some of its forests.”
Image of the Week
The 2022 edition of the annual Caledonian Forest Engagement Diary that I’ve been producing since 1989 is now available. This high quality desk diary features a beautiful photograph from the Caledonian Forest in the Highlands of Scotland for every week of the year. The images depict a wide range of subjects, from the classic old Scots pines and winter landscapes in sites such as Glen Affric, Glen Strathfarrar and the Cairngorms National Park, to intimate details of the forest, including birds, flowers, insects and fungi. The date page for each week provides plenty of space to write in daily appointments etc.
More information and ordering details are here.Read more
Welcome to my web site! I am an inspirational public speaker, ecologist, nature photographer and writer based in the Findhorn Community in the northeast of Scotland.
In 1986 I founded the award-winning conservation charity, Trees for Life, which works to restore the Caledonian Forest in the Scottish Highlands.
I care deeply about our planet, and have dedicated my life to protecting its biological diversity and sharing the beauty and wonders of the natural world through my photographs, talks and writing. Read more
My latest blog post
“I realised that I was watching a major event in the life of this shieldbug, the closest human equivalent of which may be being born from our mother’s womb. Somehow it felt like a great privilege to witness this profound and almost miraculous process of transformation. It’s a useful exercise to imagine what it must feel like to break out of what ha …Read more
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Back to my archives again - a wonderful glimpse of sunrise light at Goðafoss on this day last year #Iceland