A wee bit of background……..
I graduated with BSc.(hons) in Geography from Edinburgh University in 1984 and a diploma in cartography from Glasgow University in 1985.
After 4 years working as a cartographer with the Forestry Commission, I began working freelance. Based in Ayrshire, I worked on mapping for Scottish Nuclear, Strathclyde University, the Forestry Commission and Orienteering Clubs.
In 1995 I moved to Inverness and became involved with Wendy Price Cartographic Services. This has provided me with an invaluable experience in many aspects of map design and production.
I am now working on my own as Helen Stirling Maps and am involved in a similar range of mapping work (book illustrations; tourism promotion; street maps; web maps; display boards; walk maps).
My City of Inverness Street Map recently won the Society of Cartographers Wallis Award 2007 for excellence in mapping.
The mapping I produced for Moray Council's Health Walks publication won the British Cartographic Society Stanfords Award for Printed Mapping 2008.