Tor McIntosh

Content Manager

“I love that my role at GIY focuses on sharing the GIY message, which aligns with my own beliefs: food matters – not only for the health of our planet, but our own health and wellbeing too.”

Tor started her career in the consumer magazine publishing industry in the UK, working in various editorial roles from assistant editor to picture editor, before turning freelance as a writer, photographer and multimedia content creator. For over a decade she worked on strategic and creative communications projects for media companies, charities and not-for-profits, including BBC Magazines, National Trust, WWF, Natural History Museum and Canal & River Trust, while also sharing her industry knowledge with wannabe journalists and media professionals as a part-time journalism and multimedia lecturer.

In 2021, she published her first book, Slow Adventures: Unhurriedly Exploring Britain’s Wild Places (National Trust Books/Pavilion Books)

Originally from Cornwall, she moved to Ireland in 2018 and now lives by the sea in Co. Waterford with her partner and their cat, where she enjoys exploring the nature and landscape along Waterford’s Copper Coast on walks, bike rides and sea swims.

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