5 minutes with... Irene Hogg

Irene Hogg
Irene Hogg

Irene Hogg is head of establishment at The Kabin at Loanhead

Where did you grow up? Edinburgh

On a scale of 1-10 rank how happy you are with your lot. 8

What would it take to get this to 10? Having more time

What did you want to be when you were growing up? A nurse

If you could give one bit of advice to your 18-year-old self, what would it be? To be more confident in my abilities, and if you work hard you can achieve your goals.

What’s your greatest achievement? Personally – being married for 30 years and having 3 lovely children. Professionally – being able support the fantastic new developments of the Loanhead Community Learning Centre Kabin, After-School Club and Community Nursery

What three things would you still like to do before you die? Visit the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador; drive Route 66 in America and visit Israel.

What’s your favourite food? Seafood

Where was the last place you went on holiday? Sardinia

What was the last book you read?

Silent Cry by Lynda La Plante

What’s the biggest fib you’ve ever told? I could not say

If you ruled the world, what single act would you carry out? Ensure that protection of children and their rights are at the forefront of every country’s priorities

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Be a bit taller

Name three guests, dead or alive, that you’d have at your fantasy dinner party. My Dad, Martin Luther King, Lorraine Kelly

Who or what is your greatest inspiration? My husband

What’s your most embarrassing moment? Trying to get into my car and finding out that the key does not work, then a stranger asking why I am trying to get into his car!

What makes you see red?


In no more than five words, write your own epitaph.

She has finally stopped – R.I.P.