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Andrew on Lindisfarne
Welcome to my little website!
My name is Andrew Duff.
I have a number of roles in life, of which my favourites are being a husband to Michelle, a Dad to my son and daughter, and grandfather to three wonderful grand-children.
I live in the very historic Northumberland town of Alnwick, and have lived and worked most of my life in the North East apart from a seven year spell in London. I am now 'retired', having worked most recently for the Church of England Diocese of Newcastle, and previously for VisitBritain, the European Travel Commission, the Churches Conservation Trust, Northumbria Tourist Board and other roles in planning, tourism and heritage marketing. I've been very fortunate - it's been a wonderful and varied career.
However, I am still active in support of the Christian heritage of Northumbria - the fantastically historic and beautiful North East of England.
I understand the value of our heritage and visitor economy, and I care a great deal about the quality of life, environment and opportunities for young people in our part of Northumberland.
I am involved with Alnwick International Music Festival and local folk music sessions, and I chair a local Christian youth and schools work charity called 'Contagious'.
I am also involved with local church life, and a Christian retreat centre on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne called Marygate House.