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FINDRA Inspiration – Cold days and colder nights

Inspiration: Cold days and colder nights.

With temperatures dropping to well below zero last week in the Tweed Valley, Russ has written some words about a snowy hike on local hills and a challenging night on a Tian Shan mountain pass in Kyrgyzstan.   Temperatures dropped to around -7°C in the Tweed Valley last week resulting in everything frozen with plenty…

FINDRA Inspiration – Eilidh Donaldson

Inspiration: Eilidh Donaldson

Eilidh lives on the island of Mull and her life has not been a straight line. From training as an architect to working as a tour guide, project manager, tech entrepreneur, and now full-time carer for her elderly father, she embraces challenges and tries to help others reach their goals. We originally met in her…

FINDRA Sunday Inspiration Blog – Lucy Colquhoun

Inspiration: Lucy Colquhoun

This week we meet with Lucy Colquhoun, former GB Internationalist Trail Runner and West Highland Way Race record holder (amongst others). Lucy now lives in the Tweed Valley with 2 rescue hounds and FINDRA team member Russ.   Hi Lucy, and to start, can you introduce yourself and tell us where you live and what…

Friend of FINDRA Rickie Cotter

Inspiration: Rickie Cotter

Welsh dynamo and Tweed Valley resident Rickie Cotter explains how curiosity drives her passion for the outdoors and how time in the mountains leads to a sense of peace.   Hi Rickie, and to start, can you introduce yourself and tell us where you live and what you do? I am based in the glorious…

FINDRA Inspiration – Graeme Walker

Inspiration: Graeme Walker

This week we catch up with FINDRA Brand Ambassador Graeme Walker, to discuss his love of the cold, winter sports and regular trips to Chamonix and other high places.   Hi Graeme, thanks for taking the time to chat. To start, can you introduce yourself and tell us where you live and what you do?…

FIDNRA Inspiration – Jane And Graham Clarke

Inspiration: Jane and Graham Clarke

Based on the south coast of England, Jane and Graham Clarke discuss retirement, keeping healthy and their love of the sea and cycling on the Isle of Wight and northern France.   Hi Jane and Graham, thanks for taking the time to chat. To start, can you introduce yourself and tell us where you live…

FINDRA 6th Birthday Illustration

6 years old – A birthday message from Alex

Alex reflects on 6 years of FINDRA, including the highs, lows and the challenges we all face today and in the future.   In December 2014 I started out on a big adventure, my mission was to banish the ‘shrink it and pink it’ approach to women’s outdoor clothing, and my inspiration, the amazing women…

Inspiration Blog – Nicki Tommlinson

Inspiration: Nicki Tommlinson

Based in the Tweed Valley with her husband and daughter, Friend of FINDRA Nicki Tommlinson is an accomplished MTB champion and has recently launched a range of organic skincare products.   Hi Nicki, thanks for taking the time to chat. To start, can you introduce yourself and tell us where you live and what you…

Inspiration Blog Hero Alex Everyday Adventures

Inspiration: Everyday Adventures

Alex takes to the FINDRA Journal this week to reflect on a life more restrictive than before and the opportunities it presents for doorstep discoveries, everyday adventures and a new perspective about the world around us.   As we head towards the end of the year, it’s hard to believe the way 2020 has unfolded and…

Friend of FINDRA Stewart Wilson in the Tweed Valley

Inspiration: Stewart Wilson

This week we meet with Friend of FINDRA Stewart Wilson, an Innerleithen local who loves to explore the hills of Southern Scotland and the Scottish Borders.   Hi Stewart, thanks for taking the time to chat and to start, can you introduce yourself and tell us where you live and what you do? I’m Stewart…

Alex Feechan FINDRA Founder & CEO

Keep Calm and Courie In

Hello Dear Friends of FINDRA.     I hope you and your family and friend’s are all doing ok and finding ways to deal with the craziness of the world we find ourselves living in right now. As we head into winter I thought it would be a good time to say hello and provide…

Friend of FINDRA Kate O’Callaghan

Inspiration: Kate O’callaghan

This week we meet with Kate O’Callaghan, ambassador of Wonderful Wild Women, a collective of everyday people making decisions to live more adventurously, actively and mindfully in all areas of daily life.   Hi Kate, we’ve met your husband before (FINDRA Ambassador Danny O’Callaghan), but can you introduce yourself and tell us where you live…