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Senior & Lead Instructor Team

Iain Carmichael, Senior Instructor, Dounans Centre

Iain Carmichael

Iain Carmichael, Senior Instructor, Dounans Centre

Iain joined SOEC as a tutor in 2012 and has been Senior Instructor at Dounans since 2014. In this role he oversees the planning and delivery of each group’s programme, yet still enjoys nothing more than getting out with a group to share his passion and enthusiasm for the outdoors.

Iain’s outdoor career started whilst he was studying Environmental Science and Outdoor Education at Stirling University. During his studies he spent his summers working at an outdoor adventure centre near his home in the Northern Pennines, developing both his soft and hard skills. He also assisted in leading University White Water kayaking expeditions to Norway and Slovenia. After university Iain decided to remain in central Scotland for its ease of access to the Scottish Highlands.

Iain is at his happiest when out on the water, whether it be canoeing with a group or white water kayaking down one of Scotland’s many rivers in his spare time with friends and colleagues. However should the Scottish weather prove to be uncharacteristically dry he still loves to get out rock climbing or mountain biking.



BSc (hons) Environmental Science and Outdoor Education

Summer Mountain Leader

Paddle sports coach Level 2

4* White Water Kayaking Leader

GNAS Archery Instructor

Single Pitch Award trained