Lisa MacDonald moved to Ullapool in 2013 and lives with her two children and their dog. Her links with Ullapool go back as far as 2009 when she became the conductor of the newly formed Còisir Ghàidhlig an Iar Thuath, the local North West Gaelic Choir.
After gaining an MA in Celtic Studies from Glasgow University she trained as a primary teacher and taught in Gaelic medium education for many years.
Apart from teaching, she currently works for the Gaelic Toddler Project where she supports Parent and Toddler groups in Kinlochbervie, Ullapool and Gairloch as well as holding the position of Events and Audience Development Co-ordinator at An Talla Solais. She is also a writer and a singer.
She feels lucky to live in such a stunningly beautiful part of the world and treasures the many and varied opportunities she has been offered as a result of living in a vibrant community like Ullapool. A strong sense of belonging and connectedness go hand in hand with the wish to serve and pay forward. Main strengths include networking skills and connections, languages (including Gaelic), willingness to travel, experience of volunteering in cultural and Early Years settings, organisational skills, music and writing.