Peter trained as an engineer and worked in the aerospace industry, latterly in project management. After retiring from his engineering work, he moved to Skye in 1996.
Peter cared for his wife over a 3-year period which led to his introduction to Crossroads Caring Scotland on Skye. After his wife died, he took a keen interest in the support and development of local health and social care services.
He has been a Director of Crossroads Caring Skye & Lochalsh service since 2001, including 10 years as Treasurer and five as Chairman.
He has also served on the management committee of Skye & Lochalsh Community Care Forum, which runs a Young Carers Group, and acted as Treasurer. In addition, Peter served as a Director of Highland Community Care Forum for three years and spent several years supporting a Parent Carers Support Group covering Skye and Lochalsh.
Peter has also been a member of the local Development Trust in north Skye and was heavily involved in setting up a very successful Community Shop there.
Peter trained as a counsellor with the National Counselling Service and carried out voluntary counselling for about five years. He had further training with Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland (CBCS) and did bereavement counselling on a voluntary basis with the Highland & Moray branch of CBCS covering the Skye area.