Sue Emery

North East Regional Support Officer
0131 653 5400

Prior to starting as SLE's North East Regional Support Officer, Sue was the Regional Co-ordinator for the Strathdearn and Speyside Moorland Group. Sue particularly enjoyed the Community Engagement side of this job and arranged several educational days for Young Carers and Secondary Schools as well as coordinating the group to provide a large number of free meals in December as part of the national Game for Giving initiative.

Sue grew up on the Isle of Skye so has a good understanding of rural communities and the issues faced, particularly housing shortages.  Both of her parents ran Hospitality businesses during that time and her Mum continues to do so in Moray. She has had several jobs in the Hospitality industry, including recruitment for a Chef Agency and Business Development for a tourism based membership organisation.

In 2014 Sue qualified as an Equine Physiotherapist and still works at this part time, with a good client base in the North East and the Highlands.

Sue now lives on a Sporting Estate with her partner who is a Grouse Keeper. In her spare time during the shooting season she goes beating on her own and neighbouring estates with her working cocker spaniel. In the spring and summer, she enjoys getting out hiking in the surrounding mountains.

 

If you were a Scottish animal, which would you be and why?

A mountain hare as I am happiest in the mountains.

What do few people know about you? 

Although people know I work with horses and love my dogs, I also have a huge obsession with Red Squirrels. We feed them in our garden and I would love to learn to take better pictures of them. I was lucky enough to see and take a picture of a female squirrel carrying her ‘kitten’ recently, quite a rare sight I believe!

Which three words best describe your outlook on life?

(Always) try your best!

Where would you live if not Scotland? 

Somewhere hot. Maybe Africa for the wildlife!