Hi, I’m Adrienne Robertson.
I am originally from Ayrshire, having retired back home to Largs in the past few years after living and working in Shetland for 10 years. My family and friends are all close by and I am very happy to be home.
I decided to become a celebrant after attending humanist ceremonies and noting how much more personal and meaningful they seemed to be. In particular I felt that they were reassuringly respectful, sincere, warm and dignified…..and often with a wee bit of humour to be found…
I was married in 2011 for one year, after which my husband suddenly passed away. I have recently found love again with a wonderful man who is hugely supportive of my recent career move. I do not have children, but spent my previous career working with young people, and have experienced my fair share of teenage tantrums!
My previous career was in social work, where I worked mainly with children and families, and latterly with criminal justice. I miss the clients and colleagues, but not so much the politics and paperwork! I have a degree in Social Studies with a diploma in Social Work, and recently spent time volunteering as a member of the local Children’s Panel.
Outside of work, family and walking my wee shitzu Alfie, I enjoy music (I sing and play piano – both badly but enthusiastically!), painting, reading poetry and – much like the rest of the nation - find myself getting more and more interested in politics. I love chocolate, tea and interesting people, and I like to travel as much as budget, time and Alfie allow.
But its not about me, or even Alfie. Its about whether this gives you a sense of whether I may be the right celebrant for you. Working together would be entirely about the person the ceremony is about, my role is to work alongside you and to create an occasion that is right for you and your family.