Through his many years of caring for others, Edward has always felt privileged to be able to tell people’s life stories, and tell them well.
He has a naturally caring nature and is able to handle end of life ceremonies with sensitivity and compassion, allowing families to genuinely celebrate the life of their loved one.
Edward qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1972, later training & working in many aspects of the field. For the final 20 years in the care profession he was “Live in “ Manager of a care Home for 26 Elderly People in Midlothian. Most of the Residents over the years were from a small community which meant word of mouth was vital in its inclusion in the Village. He was a rubbish businessman preferring people who needed care from within the village to those who could manage the fees, as a priority.
As an antidote to the lifting & handling of frail elderly people Edward took up Horse riding in 1985 & fairly soon fell off & broke a couple of bones in his back! He then took up Carriage Driving, which seemed safer & soon shattered his kneecap. In the 15 years of Carriage driving he undertook many Gala days and Ceremonial events.
Other interests include live theatre, especially new writings & Musicals, having treaded the boards as an absolute & realistic amateur for a few years in the 70’s.
In the early 1980’s Edward was the first Development Officer for Crossroads Care Attendants’ Scheme which provided bespoke relief for the Carers of disabled & elderly people in their own homes.