Ruaraidh was born and brought up in Drumnadrochit and has lived in Green Drive in Inverness since 1991.
Now retired after 45 years in the construction industry, Ruaraidh worked on a variety of large construction projects, with the last 10 years on renewable energy sites. And with hands-on construction experience he feells he has skills appropriate to the management of the woods. With a love of nature and land ownership for the common people, the Culduthel Community Woods project combines these facets and he is delighted to contribute to its success and long-term survival.
Ruaraidh also owns a cocker spaniel which regularly enjoys the safe wide open spaces that the woods offer .