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FINDRA journal brings you tales of customer and ambassador journeys, news, advice and stories to motivate and inspire you to be the happiest version of yourself. Have a browse, have a read and discover the world of FINDRA.

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Owain’s motivation tips for winter

Inspiration: Motivation to beat hibernation

With shorter days and leaves on the ground, it signals we’re heading back into winter, sometimes with the urge to shut ourselves away during the colder months.  This week, FINDRA Ambassador Owain Williams provides some motivational tips to help you keep active outdoors through winter.     The nights are “fair drawing in” as the…

FINDRA Inspiration – Suzy Devey

Inspiration: Suzy Devey

Last year Suzy Devey called into FINDRA HQ and we chatted about her adventures. We’ve since caught up to discover what she gets up to on the trails and mountains around Lochaber.   Hi Suzy, can we start by asking you where you live and what you do? I’m based in Fort William in the…

Kat with dog riding on Quinag

Inspiration: Postcard from Danny O’Callaghan

FINDRA Ambassador Danny O’Callaghan and his partner headed on a road trip to the north west of Scotland taking in some classic trails on the mountain bike.   With our European road trip plans scuppered by Covid-19, we headed north of the border on a grand tour of Scotland and what a tour it was.…

Sunday Inspiration – Moira Forsyth

Inspiration: Moira Forsyth

This week we meet with Moira Forsyth, Dumfries & Galloway mother of three who helped establish the MTB Centre of Scotland and shares her love of trekking in Nepal and a childhood experience of being capsized by a submarine on Loch Long!   Hi Moira and can we start by asking you where you live…

Ross O’Reilly from Straightcut Design Bikepacking

Inspiration: Ross O’Reilly from Straight Cut Bikepacking

This week we’re back on the bike with with inspiration from mountain biker Ross O’reilly, founder of Straight Cut specialising in handmade and custom bikepacking bags.   Hi Ross and can we start by asking you where you live and what you do? Hey, I’m Ross I live in Edinburgh and am the founder of…

View to Skye from Torridon peninsula

Inspiration: Postcard from Torridon & Sutherland

With no contributors to the Journal this week, Alex asked me to write a post on a recent break to the north of Scotland for some time off.   It’s been pretty hectic since joining FINDRA in March and it was good to finally get some sea and mountains and what was initially planned as…

A sense of place

Inspiration: A sense of place

FINDRA is founded on 4 key principles; these are the 4 Pillars of the brand. Each of them is woven into everything we do. These pillars are PLACE, DESIGN, ENVIRONMENT and WELLBEING.   A sense of place is important to FINDRA; Scotland is the backdrop to the FINDRA story and the inspiration behind my designs.…

Hollie Leonard with her Husky Mutly

Inspiration: Hollie Leonard

This week as  part of our Sunday Inspiration series we meet Friend of FINDRA Hollie Leonard who’s very much into all things outdoors.   Hi Hollie and can we start by asking you where you live and what you do? Hi, my name is Hollie Leonard and I am based in the West End of…

Coffee and cake

Summer update from Alex

Dear Friends of FINDRA How are you all? I hope you’re doing well and Covid-19 has not had too negative an impact on you or you family and friends. What a strange time we’ve all been living through these last few months. Who would have thought back in January as we celebrated a New Year…

Sunday Inspiration Ziggy Campbell

Inspiration: Ziggy Campbell

As part of our inspiration series, we meet Friend of FINDRA Ziggy who is a musician and artist working from home in his renovated schoolhouse in the Scottish Highlands.   Hi Ziggy and can we start by asking you where you live and what you do? I live in the rural West Highlands of Scotland…

Friend of FINDRA Steven Shand

Inspiration: Steven Shand

For today’s post we chat with Friend of FINDRA, Steven Shand who shares his love of exploring Scotland both locally and further afield.   Hi Steven, great to catch up again and welcome to the FINDRA Journal. We’ve met many times before, but maybe you can introduce yourself to those who don’t know who you…

FINDRA Ambassador Owain Williams

Inspiration: Owain Williams

This week we welcome the last of our newest Ambassadors Owain Williams. Owain lives in nearby Edinburgh and has a passion for running and kiting!   Introduction Early in 2020 we launched a campaign to find new male brand ambassadors and we were inundated with applications. Selecting only 3 was difficult and with the arrival…