Introduction - Carolyn Smith 

I have an HND in communication which included studying marketing, advertising, journalism and public relations. More recently, I gained an HNC in Civil Engineering. I am currently working as a civil engineering technician with The Highland Council. I have experience of writing and administering contracts, submitting planning applications and creating technical drawings. I create programmes for planning civil engineering projects using specialist software.

For Garbh Allt I write press releases and reports and take minutes at meetings. 

I previously worked for Timespan Museum where I did everything from story-telling in guided tours, sorting out wages and PAYE, making scones and conserving artefacts. I take an active role in the village and I am involved in Helmsdale and District Highland Games, Community Council and the Scottish Coastal Rowing Club.