About Harry Hood
I was brought up on the Mull of Kintyre, Scotland but moved away to find work.
I have held a green card to live and work in the US since 2009.
After leaving school I trained as a land surveyor/cartographer in Somerset, England and worked as such throughout Scotland, from the Shetland Islands to the Mull of Kintyre.
I first worked at landscaping in 1988 in the South of France.
My first granite cobble work was in 1994 in Fort William.
I built my first drystane dyke (drystone wall) in 1999 near Aviemore.
I used to work for myself in Scotland in the summer and sometimes worked abroad in the winter; two winters in Dublin and Galway, and one winter in Marbella.
When not working I used to spend most of my free time in the hills, being a typical Scottish hillgoer my interests ranged from fly-fishing to winter climbing.
I also did voluntary work on bothies (empty houses maintained as open shelters in the Scottish hills), work varying from rubbish removal to building weatherproof chimneys and making furniture.
In June 2003, on my first trip outside Europe, I spent 3 excellent weeks in Yosemite National Park, California.
Other previous jobs:-
Setting-out engineer, crewing on charter yacht in Italy, film extra on Braveheart and Rob Roy, voluntary assistant at an outdoor centre, motorbike courier.
I am currently a resident in New Hampshire but I am still keen to work anywhere, worldwide.
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