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Adventure and achievement as Merkinch lads go on Glen More expedition
Wayne Ridgers, Douglas Locke and James Anderson with Russell Deacon
...Wayne Ridgers, Douglas Locke and James Anderson with Russell Deacon, development officer for Inverness with the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme are pictured planning an expedition to Strathspey which took place on 21st September.
...With them was Russell Deacon, recently-appointed development officer for Inverness and Merkinch leader with the Highland Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme; Mike Dunthorne, DoE expedition organiser; Sandra Grant, recently qualified as an expedition leader, who was driving the bus; and Suzy Pryor who is an assessor for the Duke of Edinburgh Awards and has six years‘ experience with the Scheme.
is already well known to Merkinch youngsters through his
youth work at mp33.He grew up in Inverness and went to Millburn Academy before going on to Stirling University.
studied Psychology before returning to do Forestry at Inverness College
.Besides his work at mp33 - he is usually there on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons - Russell also works at Crown Youth Café and at Cameron Youth Club where he is based.He teaches the Chinese discipline of Tai Chi as well as Yoga at Inverness sports Centre, and is a qualified Archery instructor.
If you are interested in contributing, contact Russell
at mp33, telephone (01463) 717639.