Cameron McNeish is a man whose fields of interest include mountaineering, hill-walking, backpacking, cycle touring, mountain biking and Scots and Irish traditional music. He is also an enthusiastic campervan man! For twenty years Cameron was editor of The Great Outdoors magazine and before that he was editor of Climber Magazine. He is an experienced television and radio presenter whose successes include The Edge: 100 Years of Scottish Mountaineering; two series of Wilderness Walks; and The Adventure Show. He is President of the Backpackers Club, Vice President of Ramblers Scotland and Patron of Scottish Orienteering and Mountain Aid.
He has written many books on outdoor subjects and is recognised as one of the UK’s leading commentators on outdoor affairs. In 2010 Cameron was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by PPA (Periodical Publishers Association) Scotland for his services to magazine publishing and in 2015 he was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Adventure Awards. In 2016 Cameron was presented with the Oliver Brown Award by the Scots Independent newspaper for his work in showcasing Scotland. Earlier this year he was the recipient of the Scottish Award for Excellence in Mountain Culture.
He is an honorary Fellow of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society and lives in the Scottish Highlands in the shadow of the Cairngorms with his wife Gina.
He’ll talk on the subject of his new book, ‘There’s Always the Hills’ published by Sandstone Press. This is an autobiography and the talk will look at 40 years of earning a living from writing and making television programmes about climbing hills and exploring some of the world’s wild places
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