25 Mar 2008

Blue Skye yonder

It's a chance that you don't get very often - voluntary redundancy - and yet, I didn't think leaving would be quite so difficult. I have enjoyed ten years of working at Highlands and Islands Enterprise, the exhilarating 'ups' mostly outweighing the frustrating 'downs'!

I've gained a vast amount of experience that couldn't be had anywhere else. To feel you are making a difference in your own community, and seeing its wider impact across the Highlands and Islands, is just one of the best.

Can't go without sharing my favourite quote from social anthropologist Margaret Mead. "Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the world - indeed it is the only thing that ever has". It has driven me through most of my adult life and will continue to do so till I breathe my last!