Ben joined Keep Scotland Beautiful in September 2019 with the Canal College programme. He currently is one of the Youth Outreach Officers of the Caledonian Canal College Programme. Overseeing recruitment, qualifications, planning and day to day running of the programme in Inverness.
Ben has spent the last 11 years working in horticulture and most recently as a Horticultural Therapist for the Eden project in Cornwall where he was responsible for establishing their horticultural therapy programme as part of Eden Communities work supporting needs the local community. Working mainly with adults wishing to improve their mental health and those with other disadvantages Ben has successfully helped many individuals deal with their personal, educational and employment needs. He also feels responsible for helping many of his group’s attendees discover the powerful properties of working with plants, growing your own food, improving public spaces for all to enjoy and above all spending time in the outdoors.