Dr Jamie Fairbairn is principal teacher of the Faculty of Humanities at Banff Academy, leading the subject areas of geography, history, modern studies, religious, moral and philosophical studies (RMPS), Scottish studies, Scots language, travel and tourism and politics.
Banff Academy is a secondary school in Aberdeenshire, sitting on the coast of the Moray Firth in the north east of Scotland. After completing his first degree in agricultural environmental sciences at Newcastle University, Jamie spent several years working in South America (Colombia, Mexico and Bolivia) towards a PhD in rural development at Reading University, and subsequent development projects. On his return to Scotland he trained as a teacher of geography and has been teaching ever since. He is interested in secondary–tertiary education links, international education, music, culture and language.