What’s your name and job title?

Siân McGrath, Part 1 Architectural Assistant

How long have you worked at Dualchas?

6 months

What do you do at Dualchas?

I work alongside the project architects, supporting and assisting them with current projects.

Where are you from originally and how do you find living and/or working on Skye?

Having moved around a lot I don’t consider myself to be from anywhere in particular! I have lived and studied in Germany, Shropshire, Glasgow, Lancaster, Canada and now beautiful Skye. Being constantly surrounded by spectacular scenery, waking up to Otters outside my window, watching sea eagles from the office… I think it’s safe to say Skye is quite an incredible place to both work and live… minus the ridiculous weather maybe.

What are you passionate about inside and outside of work?

With a background in biology, I have a stubborn passion for finding ways of combining the two disciplines.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Getting involved with a diverse range of projects in some unique and special locations within the Scottish Highlands and beyond. The view from the office window isn’t bad either!

What advice would you give to young women looking to enter into a career in architecture?

Never underestimate the importance of integrity. Always put that first.