About me

PLEASE NOTE THAT CORONAVIRUS MEANS WALKING IS EXTREMELY RESTRICTED TO SHORT WALKS LOCAL TO WHERE YOU LIVE – PLEASE KEEP TO THESE RESTRICTIONS, THEY ARE DESIGNED TO SAVE LIVES

I am an outdoor enthusiast who has loved hills and mountains since my dad taught me how to use a map and compass in the 1970s. Now I am trying to instil the same love of the outdoors in my own children in between writing walking columns in Scottish Field and Scotland on Sunday, as well as articles for The Scots Magazine.

Since leaving university I have been a journalist, formerly with the Press Association, Scotsman and The Times, among others, and now as a freelance concentrating on the outdoors and rural issues for newspapers, magazines and radio.

If you want to discuss an article, feature or programme drop me an email nicholasdrainey@gmail.com or call 07711 441 707