From a young age it was quite evident that Robin had an unhealthy interest in cars and anything with wheels and an engine, now at the age of 25 and 45 cars later it may be time to grow up… or maybe not…
Robin was born in 1985 and brought up on a small farm in the south west of Scotland near Dumfries with his sister and many pets including sheep, pigs, dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, gold fish, horses and any rescued animal that he was allowed to keep.
At the age of 16 he left school to gain valuable work experience and found himself working on a chicken farm. A year and a half later, with a NC in electrical engineering under his belt, courtesy of Dumfries and Galloway College, he joined the merchant navy as an Electro Technical Officer Cadet, with the intention to see the world. After two years and many foreign ports/bars later he returned shore side to pursue a career in engineering with his feet firmly on the ground. Moving to Merseyside in 2006 he found a job with Kirby Vacuum Cleaners but soon realised it involved more selling than servicing, so he soon found himself looking for another job and started with Corus as a technician for an automated production line. In 2010 he left Corus and moved to Machynlleth to start an interesting new job as a field engineer with Dulas Ltd, who provide services in renewable energy.
Robin has many interests including outdoor pursuits, motorsport and radio communication. At the age of 10 he managed to get his dad to join the Scottish Motorsport Marshals Club and they both helped to provide in-stage communications for forest stage rallies throughout Scotland and northern England. With the interest in radio established, Robin set out to gain his Amateur Radio Licence and, with the aid of Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club achieved his intermediate licence in 2002. With his radio licence, Robin became a member of Dumfries and Galloway RAYNET group.
Robin also likes to try and keep fit and is a keen mountain biker and hill walker, in the summer he spends many weekends with friends enjoying the outdoors, camping and staying in hostels.