Alison French

Alison French

Alison is the founder of Sea Kayak Plockton, which she set up 8 years ago. The business is based just over the Skye Bridge on the mainland but operates on the Isle of Skye and other destinations in the Highlands and Islands. She’s a qualified BCU Level 3 Sea Kayak instructor and BCU Five Star Sea Kayak Leader with Advanced Water Endorsement and has nearly 20 years of paddling experience under her belt.

She’s a geography graduate from University College London and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. This, combined with her Summer Mountain Leader award, has enabled her to enjoy leading groups in the outdoors for many years, sharing her passion for the Highlands of Scotland and teaching skills that ensure clients have an exceptional experience.

Before Alison moved to the Highlands 16 years ago, she had a career in the pharmaceutical industry. After making the move north with her family, she then worked as a countryside ranger and marketing manager for the National Trust for Scotland. In her spare time she loves to sail, cycle, ski and have kayaking adventures with friends – the latter preferably involving a driftwood fire and a dram on a remote Scottish beach.