Anne Martin

Northern Scotland

As well as being a well-known traditional Gaelic singer who has performed and tutored all over the world, I run "Whitewave" – Skye's Outdoor Centre with my husband John as well as being a full-time mother.

I trained in Youth and Community Education and have worked on various projects around the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, and values highly the opportunity I had to work on the Muka Mukuu Co-operative in Kenya (1987/88).

Becoming self-employed in 1998 I have since juggled this wide variety of occupations, from singer to actor, business manager to music promoter, language tutor to cook and more. I have travelled extensively in both hemispheres of the world, as a performer and with the family but I feel very privileged to be able to work and play in my home community of north Skye.

I have recently become involved with the Social Enterprise Academy as an associate tutor. I bring my diverse wealth of experience and professionalism to programmes, whilst recognising the importance and benefits of peer learning. I understand how crucial localised learning opportunities are and particularly supports the development of courses through the medium of Gaelic. During 2014 I also spearheaded the successful "Ceòl on the Croft" music festival on Skye and now I am working towards an MSc in Material Culture and Gàidhealtachd History. I am also very proud of her recently gained RYA Level 1 (beginners) windsurfing and dinghy sailing certificates...