Fernie - Alexander Tweedie

Early years spent in Calcutta,  ( my father was employed there ),school there and in Darjeeling ( mother, a Tweedie, owned a small tea estate adjoining Lopchu TE. ). Senior school and further education in Scotland.
Recruited by McLeod Russell via Jardine Henderson and posted to Monabarie. Seconded to Addabarie for 6 months, then back to Monabarie.
I left India in 1970 for Nairobi and then Blantyre, Malawi, seeking employment and ended up being employed by The Ruo Estates Ltd, ( prior to Eastern Produce takeover ) as Assistant Manager prior to being Manager at Thornwood Estate, both in Mulanje district.
Leaving Malawi in 1974 ( civil war just over the border!), I spent about 9 years working with private forestry, in both the field and in head office, in Scotland before being recruited by The Tea Research Foundation ( Central Africa ), (aka ‘ TRF ‘), Mulanje, as Assistant Director, deputising for the Director when necessary.
I left the TRF in 1992, moving on to more remunerative enterprises in Malawi.
Presently working with Perth and Kinross Council, Scotland.