about us

Northscape was founded by two ex-engineers from Inverness with years of experience in renewable energy, geo-technics, all the things. 

It is important to Northscape that our huts take into consideration both the local environment and the local cultural heritage of each specific place. We have an in-house consultant ecologist to ensure that our huts have as little environmental impact as possible and contribute positively to the local bio-diversity. We also have an in-house ethnologist and cultural heritage specialist who can advise you on local knowledge, folklore, place-names, stories, poetry, music and song connected with your hut site.  

 
 

co-founder

SAM HESLING

Sam project management - bla bla

co-founder

SIMON BAKER

Engineer, creative laser design, bla bla


ecologist

DR EMILY HESLING

Emily has been working for years as a consultan ecologist.....

The alpine bearberry – and the similarly precious dwarf birch and dwarf willow – were among the plants studied when Emily gained her PhD in Biology at the University of Aberdeen, specialising in vascular plant and fungal ecology, and the upland and alpine habitat ecology of Scotland. 

 

 

Ethnologist 

DR MAIRI MCFADYEN

Mairi is an ethnologist and recognises the cultural importance of huts and bothies to Scotland's creative and poetic imagination. She has a particular interest in local traditional arts of music, song, story and literature of place. She has taught post-graduate degrees in Scottish Culture and Heritage/Cultur agus Dualchas na h-Alba at the University of Edinburgh's Department of Celtic and Scottish Studies and developed courses in heritage, music and song as part of Newbattle's Celtic Studies programme. As part of a short post-doctoral fellowship, Mairi studied the vision and ideas of Scottish cultural ecologist Patrick Geddes. She is also a research associate at Heriot-Watt's Intercultural Research Centre (IRC) where she is interested in developing a creative ethnological practice. Mairi has worked with several arts organisations interested in the promotion of and engagement with arts and culture including TRACS (Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland), Local Voices and the Scottish Centre for Geopoetics.