5 minutes with Caroline Vevers, events and exhibitions officer at the Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick who is leading the programme for the forthcoming Puffin Fest

Caroline Vevers

Caroline Vevers

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Where did you grow up?

I started life in North Berwick but when I was five we moved to Tasmania. We stayed there two years before heading to Los Angeles for four months then back to Scotland

On a scale of 1-10, how happy are you with your lot?

8 - life is good, challenging and fast moving. Like most people I have no idea where the time goes and wish I could find more to spend with my family and friends

What would it take to get this up to 10?

I would love to have my children living close by. At the moment their lives mean they are often far away

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

More like who did I want to be? The answer is Barbara Streisand

If you could give one bit of advice to your 18-year-old self, what would it be?

Believe in yourself and commit to everything you do

When was the last time your cried and why?

I cried a few weeks ago from joy when I got a tax rebate

What’s your greatest achievement?

Being part of making four amazingly special people who happen to be my children

What three things would you still like to do before you die?

Fly to Australia in first class - anywhere in first class actually, take a cruise down the Nile, star in a major feature film with amazing special effects

What’s your favourite food?


What was the last book you read?

This Book Will Save Your Life by A M Homes

Where was the last place you went on holiday?

Southern France

What’s the biggest fib you’ve ever told?

That Santa Claus wouldn’t be back next year because he had to take presents to all the younger children

If you ruled the world, what single act would you carry out?

Once you had £1 million in your bank account you had to pool the rest in a shared pot for your community to share

Name three guests, dead or alive, that you’d have at your fantasy dinner party?

Jesus, Elvis and my nana

Who or what is your greatest inspiration?

I’m inspired by people who have created something out of nothing and never give up

What makes you see red?


In no more than five words, write your own epitaph

She came. She saw. Unfinished

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