Steven Rennie is a professional photographer, with a passion for recording the people, landscape and wildlife around Braemar.
He regularly exhibits his work and is currently producing a photographic book of the area. During the stalking season, he works as a ghillie on one of the local estates.
Katy Fennema’s family have lived and worked in Braemar for at least 300 years. A former professional musician, Katy moved to Braemar in 2014 with her husband Julian.
Together they developed Callater Lodge as an award-winning guesthouse. She is an active member of the Braemar Local History Group and is one the Braemar Mountain Festival creative team.
Julian Fennema is originally from the Netherlands. His long-held love of the mountains made Braemar the perfect place to live out his dream, with Katy, of running a guesthouse.
He is a member of the Braemar Mountain Rescue Team and is working towards his Mountain Leader qualifications. He also currently serves as chair of the Braemar Tourism Group.
Eric Middleton is a retired shepherd. His many years of experience of gathering sheep on the hills surrounding Braemar give him a wealth of knowledge on the flora, fauna and landscape.
He continues to advise local estates and to pass on his knowledge.
Neil Bain was born and brought up on Deeside. After working as a gamekeeper, Neil had a six year spell in the army before becoming a police officer.
In 2004 Neil set up Braemar Highland Safaris and operated it very successfully until handing over the baton in 2017.