The Hunter Elect 2023 – Gordon Anderson
I was born in Edinburgh in June 1980, and moved to Penicuik with my family when I was just a wee lad back in 1990. Penicuik has been home ever since. I finished my primary schooling at Cornbank Primary before attending Penicuik High School, leaving to complete an auto electricians apprenticeship at Stevenson College while working at Ray Smith Car Hifi in Leith. I have worked for a couple of different businesses in Penicuik, including serving my time as a baker at Pentland Bakers, I also worked as a partsman at BNC autoparts but I have now spent the last 17 years working for another family run Penicuik based company in RA Cox Garage Equipment, where I have worked my way up to senior engineer. I get the chance to travel all over Scotland with work and I’ve worked in many of the towns and villages that we will get to visit through the year. I am married to Emma, who I have the privilege to say will be my Lass, we have been together for almost 25 years, and been married for nearly 19 of them! We have three children; Lewis, Sophie and Dillon and they are fully supportive of us being chosen as Hunter and Lass this year.
Away from my busy family life and work I enjoy walking my two labradors and can often be found down the old railway or in the Clerks Estate with them. I also love mountain biking when I have the chance to get out and I’m a keen football supporter and enjoy watching my son playing for Penicuik Athletic on a Sunday morning. It’s a great honour for us both to be given the opportunity to represent Penicuik for the coming year, and to be able to share the experience with my wife is amazing, we can’t wait to visit the other Borders towns, meeting new people and celebrating the different traditions they have.