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Fee Wallace - DMBinS / NEAT Project Coordinator

And our final introduction of a new team member is no less than Aberdeenshire Trails Association stalwart, Fee Wallace. We were delighted when Fee decided to take a drastic career change and leave her career in Social Work and join us as the DMBinS / North East Adventure Tourism Project Coordinator.

Fee Wallace

In her new role Fee will be working closely with our Will, supporting the delivery of NEAT project across all areas of activity with a specific focus on enhancing the trail network and playing an integral part in the ambition to grow Aberdeenshire’s adventure tourism industry.

Fee will also work closely with the staff team DMBinS, and Opportunity North East alongside the volunteer committee of Aberdeenshire Trails Association. This is an exciting opportunity to ensure co-ordination of activity and work with numerous partner agencies, groups, and businesses to ensure future opportunities are realised.

We have known Fee for a good few years now in her role within the ATA and we were delighted for her when last year she won the IMBA Europe Trail Advocate of the Year (see image above by Pete Scullion). We are looking forward to working with her. In the meantime - get to know a wee bit about our Fee.

What did you do before taking on this role?

I have been training or working in Social Work for 17 years. I have also been volunteering with Aberdeenshire Trail Association for the past 4 years.

What are you hopes for this role?

To help support, connect and develop Aberdeenshire’s Trail Networks and wider Adventure Tourism Opportunities! Oh, and maybe squeeze in some lunch-time bike laps!!

What does/will and average day in post look like?

Hopefully lots of awesome meetings and chats with people from across the North East and beyond, to help progress Aberdeenshire’s trail work, sandwiched in-between cake breaks?

What is your favourite food/beverage?

A good BBQ with friends!

Favourite post ride snack?

Cake and a cuppa, or on a hot day… an orange calippo!

Best ever ride and why?

Any ride with views and laughter and ridiculousness… which is often with my mad bunch of riding buddies!

What do you enjoy away from biking?

My garden and my dog, Doug.

Favourite ever bike?

My Soil Searching, Specialized Turbo Levo AND Canyon Stoic (for XC and bikepacking)… although my first bike with streamers and a basket is up there!

Greatest bike achievement?

I won IMBA Europe’s Trail Advocate of the Year award in 2022… that was cool!!

Greatest achievement off bike?

I completed the West Highland Way in 5 days, with my friend Jess a couple years ago. That was graft but brilliant fun.

Bike kit/equipment I can’t live without?

The Salsa cradle cage on my hardtail- with alpkit roo pouch- game changer!

Little known fact?

I have over 50 house plants…. Not all over them have a long life span in my care though!!

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The position and project are principally funded by Opportunity North East with additional delivery funding available through a new partnership with the Cairngorms Capercaillie Project. Further industry expertise and support is provided by Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland, Scottish Cycling, Scottish Enterprise, Aberdeenshire Council and VisitAberdeenshire.

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