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Shinty players, flame-throwers, sidecar racing champions… timber isn’t the only talent of the Russwood team. We even have a rock star in our midst. Read on to find out more about Yard Operative and part-time bass guitarist, Dougie Edwards.

“I started working at Russwood 6 years ago when I moved from Carrbridge to Newtonmore where my wife is from. I work in the yard and my job involves grading and preparing cladding and decking orders to be sent out and helping customers with collections and deliveries. The best thing about working here is the people, they are a nice bunch to work with.”

It hasn’t always been timber and forklifts for Dougie; a talented musician, Dougie graduated with a degree in Popular Music from Napier University before joining Inverness band Jyrojets as bass guitarist. Upon forming, the band apparently spent a month rehearsing before recording their first demo, which secured them a gig at King Tuts Wah Wah Hut and airplay on Radio 1. The Jyrojets played various festivals and toured Europe and the USA.

Me in 3

"Hunky, Chunky, Funky"

When I'm not at work...

“I’m spending time with my wife Lesley-Anne and our kids, Stanley and Evelyn. I also enjoy playing football and play guitar.”

Not a lot of people know this about me...

“I play bass guitar in a wedding band at weekends (The Anne Dickson Band) I also used to play in Jyrojets” 

Dougie with his family

Dougie with his family

Dougie with Jyrojets

Dougie with Jyrojets

If you enjoyed reading this blog you might also like Meet the Team - Morgan and Lynsey. Keep an eye on our blog for more meet the team blogs in the future.

We are always keen to hear from people who are interested in working at Russwood both in our yard and office teams. Available positions and details of how to apply speculatively can be found on our careers page.