Scot Neil Gibson was born in Aberdeen and gained a BA in Communication at Napier University, Edinburgh.
Before presenting Pilot Guides, Neil had a wide and varied range of jobs. When he applied for the job of presenter he was working in a stationery office, in book sales and assisting on the Edinburgh Gazette, a financial newspaper. Before this, Neil had worked as a reviewer of shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for Triple Fmagazine and as a review coordinator and commercial producer for Festival FM.
Neil’s insatiable travel bug has taken him backpacking through Asia, Australasia and America for eight months working in hostels, cafes and a New Zealand supermarket. His main interests other than travelling are scriptwriting and the cinema, reading, going to the theatre and photography. In his spare time Neil practices hypnotherapy and plays the harmonica in a band.