Konia fell in love with Scotland in 1983 when she first visited from Germany. Settling on Scotland's West Coast, Konia quickly immersed herself in the local culture, the remarkable natural settings, and the history of the Highlands.
Training with the Scottish Wildlife Trust, she obtained a diploma in conservation and wildlife Management. She then became involved in various conservation projects and studied Scottish history. In the 1990s Konia worked with the National Trust of Scotland — protecting the regions most cherished natural and cultural landmarks. It was here that she realized that she enjoys sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm for Scotland and so she trained to become a professional guide. Although her profession takes her all over Scotland, her heart is in the Highlands. Her specialties include Highland culture and history, as well as horticulture, as she also trained as a garden designer some years ago.
Konia is a committee member of the Highland of Scotland Tour Guide Association. She is also a member of the North Kessock & District Local History Society, the Royal Horticultural Society and Perennial, the Gardeners’ Royal Benevolent Society. Being a keen photographer she is a member of Cromarty Camera Club, as well as the Bat Conservation Trust.
Konia lives and gardens on the Black Isle in the Highlands near Inverness.
My upcoming expeditions
Scotland's Highlands and Islands