Andy and his wife Betty moved to their house in Strathcarron in 1975. They have four children: Anna, Bobby, Fionn & Catriona (Cat).
Andy started teaching Physics/ Science at Tain Royal Academy in 1979 and remained there throughout his teaching career, leaving in 2013 as head of Math, IT and Business Management.
With varying degrees of competence(s) he is a keen walker, cyclist, gardener, woodworker, bee-keeper, builder and mechanic.
He helps manage the Gearrchoille Community Wood in Ardgay and is a member of the Ardgay & District Community Council.