Who We Are

Meet the team…
Paradventures is a Scottish Registered Charity based in Lanark, Scotland which has been formed from a group of trustees who have had many years experience of working with disabled adults and children.
Gordon McGregor

I am the founder of Paradventures. I had the inspiration to start this after many years of facilitating Adventure Holidays and being involved in large challenges with disabled people.

I have the drive and commitment to make Paradventures a success and I am inspired by the people I am working with through the programs and events. We are following many different paths in our journey of discovery and it's all about making that much needed difference to people’s lives through fun activities in our adventures.

I am a qualified Hill and Moorland Leader and outdoor first aider.

I am supported by my wife Gillian, daughters Amy and Ellie and often joined by Benji the dog.
Paradventures - Gordon McGregor
Richard McCann

Richard McCann has for many years been involved with various local organisations & good causes including spending over 12 years with Lanark & District Round Table running events such as the Fireworks Display attended by over 3000 locals.

Richard has a passion for the outdoors whether it be simply walking his dog or Mountain Biking along the Low Atlas Mountains & Sahara Desert in Morocco. With several cycling challenges under his saddle, Richard is undertaking the Trail Cycle Leader course in order that Paradventures can also safely offer Cycling as an activity.

Richard and his Partner Fiona have recently become parents to their son Charlie and enjoy family life in Lanark along with their Chocolate Labrador Harley.
Paradventures - Richard McCann
Douglas Weir

Douglas Weir is a Chartered Management Accountant with over 15 years’ experience as accountant and financial controller of SME and larger business in a variety of industries: IT, financial services and power sector, brings to Paradventures the experience and understanding of fiscal planning and control as well as an overview of tax and regularity compliance requirements of smaller organisations.

In his youth he was as a Venture Scout, Doug helped Gordon run the Scout Group at Stanmore House a day and residential school for disabled children run by Capability Scotland and as has also volunteered with the RDA.

Doug lives in Edinburgh with his wife and two young children.
Paradventures - Douglas Weir
Niall Rooney

Niall Rooney is a full-time practising chiropractor and a firm believer in natural health and well-being. After 8 years working in Lanark, he finally gave up city living to enjoy the quiet life on the banks of the Clyde with his yellow labrador Pip.

Niall began as a volunteer with Paradventures and is now looking forward to learning and contributing in the outdoors, motivated by witnessing the overall benefits everyone can enjoy by 'getting out in nature'.

In his free time Niall is known for regularly risking his own health whether skydiving or learning to skateboard when he's 'too old'. He promises that the rule is safety first with everyone else ;-)
Paradventures - Niall Rooney
Gillies MacDonald

Gillies MacDonald is a Fellow of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation having spent 15 years working for the world's largest specialist recruitment agency before setting up independently in 2014.

His focus within Paradventures will be upon forging greater links with the business community and enabling private sector organisations to achieve their goals in relation to Corporate Social Responsibility through participation in and support of Paradventures events.

A passionate car enthusiast, Gillies is also a keen 'fair weather'
Golfer in the summer months and enjoys the outdoors in winter through his participation in field sports.
Paradventures -Gillies MacDonald