Kirstie spent 15 years working as a professional humanitarian worker, including ten years on mission in the Middle East. She first came across Seabuckthorn in 2010 as part of a United Nations logistics mission to assist with the floods in Pakistan. When she returned home to Scotland in 2013, she discovered that our native berries- a unique source of nutrition- were being largely overlooked- and in some cases destroyed..while our population is suffering from increasing challenges in heart health, blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and mental health. She decided to apply her passion for food security, local solutions and herbal healing - plus her so far under-utilised Chemistry degree- to work in founding Seabuckthorn Scotland CIC to tackle these issues. The CIC was registered in Winter 2018 and started in trading in July 2019.
She is supported by Lorna and Robbie. Lorna, her locally-based fellow nature enthusiast, assists in the strategy for the CIC and in new product development, as well as being a regular fixture on the Seabuckthorn foraging scene - always in her trusty blue boiler suit! Robbie, our guru in sales and marketing, brings ideas, limitless enthusiasm- and style- to our team (along with decades of experience in the food and drink industry)..!