Kat Lee

Project Director

Kat Lee is a former paediatric nurse and FE lecturer in health and social care. She grew up on the West Coast, near Balmacara; went to Hull University to do nurse training and then moved back to the Highlands with her husband and children in 2013. After a few house moves they settled into the amazing community of Rogart in Sutherland, In 2021 an unexpected injury and change in family circumstances led to a change of pace and direction.

"I knew of the Shieling Project in Struy as I lived in Drumnadrochit for a time after we relocated back home, so when Sam began work at the Helmsdale site I was keen to offer some time. I am passionate about the project for several reasons, including the sharing and nurturing of traditional skills and the grounding the project in Scottish history. I am incredibly passionate about health and education (as my career bio suggests) and I feel that the project feeds into both of these areas through the sharing of stories, teaching of skills and the provision of social opportunity. Another central tenet for me is also the growing, harvesting and preparing of own food - I am very motivated in relation to promoting the holistic physical and psychosocial health benefits of the concept of growing, preparing, cooking eating and sharing local produce and the fact that the project provides opportunity for education on all of the above is incredibly exciting to me".

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