Stuart and Mark have a friendship of over 20 years having met at the later years of high school. This developed into working life where Mark became Stuart’s manager and mentor working in a retail environment.

Since Mark started producing videos for his YouTube channel this attracted Stuarts interests and worked along side Mark to develop a brand around him and his videos. Out this grew the website and social media streams that are now “Discover Scottish Borders with Mark Nicol” with worldwide reach and an ever growing fan base.

Stuarts real passion lies in music where from a young age he started playing. Having served 26 years as a Pipe Band Drummer and winning the world championship in 2011. Stuart is also the ex-drummer of Dere Street which we use for our Music Nights on our tours.
Stuart is now a professional sound engineer and drummer/percussionist for “Acoustic Gallagher“.