Former Ellon Academy pupil sets off on adventure

Andrea Ingram graduating
Andrea Ingram graduating

After two and a half years, Andrea Ingram, 21, is returning her Tramsheds Coffee House uniform and hanging up her apron for the last time.

She is swapping baking cakes to cooking over an open fire in the wilderness. Andrea is going on a six-week arctic circle adventure, and she can’t wait.

Having just graduated from the University of Aberdeen with a BSc (Hons) in Geology and Petroleum Geology, Andrea left the Tramshed’s Coffee House on Sunday, July 14 and on Tuesday she will be jetting off to Norway to the Arctic Circle for the six week expedition. Andrea said: “I chose to take part in this expedition because it is a personal challenge. This will be a great achievement for me in terms of growing up, as I still live at home in Balmeddie.”

Andrea went to Ellon Academy, then studied an HNC in Environmental and Countryside Management before starting her BSc (Hons) Geology and Petroleum Geology, which is the study of the Earth, its processes and formations. She won a Geofashionista 2013 award and the Star Award from the University of Aberdeen for her volunteer work.

When Andrea returns to Aberdeen in six weeks, she plans to find a job in mud logging offshore.