Volunteer - Education team
Anne has been interested in bats and involved in bat conservation for over thirty years, both as paid employment and as a hobby. Anne tells us a great game if you ever visit her house is to count the number of bat items in every room; paintings, ornaments, patchwork cushions, glass panels, biscuit cutters, you name it , she probably has it in some batty form or another.
Anne retired in 2017 after working for 15 years with the Bat Conservation Trust as their Scottish Officer. For a while her office address was “The Attic, Scottish Churches House” it felt the perfect place to be. Since retiring she has been trying to get fit. She started with 'the couch to 5 km', then started doing Parkrun. Anne has always loved cycling and swimming. Eventually she plucked up her courage to join the local Triathlon Team. Anne says she "is now a 'Super veteran triathlete'. This sounds terribly sporty and impressive but just means 1) I’m old , 2) I can swim, cycle and gently jog one after another. Still it makes me proud to think I’m a Super veteran at anything!"
Anne balances her sporting activities, with sitting around doing crafts and eating dark chocolate. Currently she is into patchwork, needlefelting and knitting. And YES, bats often feature in the things she makes.
Anne brings a wealth of experience, enthusiasm and creativity to our Bats without Borders Education team!