Andrea Wotherspoon

Steering Group Member 

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Thurso to me…

"…is home. It was the place I grew up, and where, as a teenager, I longed to escape from, as soon as I could! But eventually I came back, and I’ve grown to love the familiarity and the community spirit of the town, as well as everything else that Caithness has to offer. My favourite picture of Thurso is any picture that includes the castle. I grew up next to it, and much of my childhood was spent on the shore in its shadow; it’s one of the most iconic sights in the town, and it reminds me of home, family, friends and belonging.


PROFILE: Andrea wotherspoon


Andrea works in waste management for the Highland Council, and has a particular interest in local projects that relate to the environment. She is a volunteer with Pay if Forward Thurso and secretary for the Hogmanay in Thurso committee.

Outwith her day job and volunteering duties, Andrea writes short stories for magazines, many of which are influenced by the Caithness landscape and history.