Heather Beaton is a Scottish writer, based in the west Highlands.
Working for a major wildlife conservation charity provides many opportunities to reflect upon the daily challenges of the nature we live alongside. A keen observer, Heather captures moments that are easily overlooked in the busy-ness of our lives.
Growing up on a farm paved the way for Heather's interest in the outdoors. After studying a Master's of Science in Conservation Biology, Heather undertook a variety of roles in ecology, including Site Condition Monitoring for otters in Scotland, and carrying out a research project into changing otter diets.
In time off, she volunteered for the charity Trees for Life, before training to lead the tree planting weeks. Through this experience, Heather gained a new understanding and love for the Highlands of Scotland, which remains to this day.
Coupled with an understanding of the natural processes, Heather has gained an appreciation for moving slowly through the landscape, and from being still. The connections formed through this feeds into her writing to bring a new outlook to life.