“Alan has been an inspiration for many decades, with the vision to see Scotland recover some of its forests.”
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
Over on Twitter…
I spent a day on the Clayoquot Sound blockade against old growth logging in 1993. That these tiny remnants of ancient giant trees are still threatened with logging 28 years later, despite the BC govt.'s so-called pledge to protect them, is inexcusable. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/apr/09/canada-logging-old-growth-trees-vancouver-island
This is a very cogent opinion piece, making crystal clear the difference between govts' & the world's response to Covid & its response to air pollution, which kills 3x more people annually than Covid has done. When will we get a similar emergency response? https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/apr/02/coronavirus-pandemic-climate-crisis-air-pollution
Salmon farms are underwater concentration camps for one of the world's most iconic migratory species. Every week new evidence shows their huge negative effect on other species & coastal ecosystems. The best diet for the planet is a plant-based one. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/apr/02/farmed-fish-suffer-pain-and-stress-says-report-that-criticises-welfare-failings