Tim is one of the Aberdeen Harbour pilots responsible for bringing the ships into harbour and taking them out beyond the harbour limits. They have to board all kinds of vessels from the small pilot boat in every kind of weather. Howling winds, rolling seas and driving rain don't stop them doing their challenging job. It's only when conditions become really bad that the pilots stop working. It can be a risky way to make a living but they are in safe hands with the skilled crew of the pilot boat who take them close enough to the huge oil boats to make the leap across.
As a young dad, Tim is conscious of the dangers especially with a new baby on the way. Tim is married to Nicola, and new baby Harrison arrives during the series.