ABOUT ME & DOUGAL

I have been caravanning since I was knee-high to a jockey wheel, originally in a 1969 Thomson Glenmore. Nowadays you’ll find me with Dougal, my trusty dog, living the dream in a variety of leisure vehicles from budget camper vans to luxurious A-Class motorhomes, including our very own Compass Caravan towed by a cutting-edge Kia EV6 Battery Electric Vehicle. We tour the length and breadth of Europe on a year-round basis, but the emphasis is very much on Scotland and the beautiful Western Isles.

Recently I have been exploring the options for a more sustainable future, embracing and celebrating slow travel.

YouTube is my strongest platform, and I have been working hard to build one of the largest and most engaged audiences in the sector. In May 2022, the channel passed the 69,000-subscriber mark and had enjoyed over 16 million views.

In all that I do, from making videos to writing copy, I aim to inspire, entertain, and inform. Nothing is disingenuous and the content is real. An increasing number of organisations are realising the value of real content over sugar-coated marketing, as it is far more engaging and credible.

Engagement with the audience is crucial. This has led me to adopt a gentle, inspirational, and encouraging style. My authority comes from experience, and the message is simple: If I can do it, you probably can, too. The feedback I have received over the years has been humbling. From a GP wanting to prescribe my videos to patients with depression, to nervous solo travelers taking the plunge and setting off with a caravan on their first touring adventure, it never ceases to astonish me how one man and his dog can have such a profound effect on so many people. It is something I will never take for granted.

In 2002 I took a year out and traveled the world, mostly in a caravan, motorhome, or tent. Thereafter I lived for many years on the road, reaping the rewards and facing the many challenges that such an itinerant lifestyle brings. In January 2020 I realised my dream of moving to the Outer Hebrides, where Dougal and I now live a simple and happy life.

Recently I have been exploring the options for a more sustainable future, embracing and celebrating slow travel.

YouTube is my strongest platform, and I have been working hard to build one of the largest and most engaged audiences in the sector. In May 2022, the channel passed the 69,000-subscriber mark and had enjoyed over 16 million views.

In all that I do, from making videos to writing copy, I aim to inspire, entertain, and inform. Nothing is disingenuous and the content is real. An increasing number of organisations are realising the value of real content over sugar-coated marketing, as it is far more engaging and credible.

Engagement with the audience is crucial. This has led me to adopt a gentle, inspirational, and encouraging style. My authority comes from experience, and the message is simple: If I can do it, you probably can, too. The feedback I have received over the years has been humbling. From a GP wanting to prescribe my videos to patients with depression, to nervous solo travellers taking the plunge and setting off with a caravan on their first touring adventure, it never ceases to astonish me how one man and his dog can have such a profound effect on so many people. It is something I will never take for granted.

I hope you enjoy watching the videos and reading the blog posts. If you wish to discuss how we might work together, please get in touch.

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Brands I work with

One of the strongest leisure vehicle brands in Europe, I work with Adria both in the UK and in Slovenia on a regular basis. Our projects together normally focus on their more cutting edge products, examples being a caravan on skis in the Arctic Circle, a stylish Scandinavian caravan at Lake Bled, or a bright orange camper van in the islands of Scotland.


Airstream relaunched the brand in the UK in the autumn of 2017. Having been widely recognised as an enthusiastic and active ‘Airstreamer’ for over 10 years, I have been commissioned to produce written and video content for Airstream in both the UK and in the USA.

My relationship with one of the UK’s largest touring organisations goes back well over 20 years. I produce mainly written and photographic content for the Club’s Magazine, in addition to bringing my judging services, product knowledge, and comprehensive on-site experience to its three major competitions: Towcar of the Year, Caravan Design Awards, and Camper Van and Motor Caravan Design Awards.


Another long-standing working relationship, I enjoy working with The Friendly Club on written and photographic content in relation to caravanning and tent camping, with or without a motorcycle.

One of the largest caravan and motorhome manufacturers in Europe, the Erwin Hymer Group has worked with me on multiple occasions to promote and highlight some of its smaller more niche brands. I’ve helped launch new brands in the UK such as Etrusco, and strengthened the position of existing brands such as Hymer, Laika, Carado, Dethleffs, and Bürstner.

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If you’d like to work with me or to discuss your project, please get in touch!

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