Hi, I’m Derek and I live here on Tiree with my beautiful wife Ishbel and our three energetic kids, Innes, Martha and Anna. I’m originally from Glasgow and we moved here in 2005 to take up posts at the local school. After graduating from University in 1999, I worked with the Navigators student ministry in Cardiff for a year, before coming back to work in Glasgow and then go on to teacher training. After teaching in a couple of schools in and around Glasgow, we decided to try something completely different and God opened the door for us to come here. We love life here and feel very blessed to have made the friends we have, in the church and across the wider island. I don’t have much ‘down time’ at the moment, but when I do I love to get outside (the beaches and rocks make a pretty decent substitute for the hills), keep up some kind of fitness level and watch films and box sets of American comedy series’, normally long after everyone else has been in to them!