Thank you for clicking. I am a writer, journalist and editor based in Edinburgh. My work ranges from features to news and reports, within specialist areas of education, books, sustainable business/renewable energy and travel.

Previous employers include Reuters, BBC Russian Service and the Scotsman.

My articles have appeared in the Guardian, Glasgow Herald and Sunday Herald, Ethical Corp, SecEd, Spectator, Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday…


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  Calais: hardship and hope   Yesterday Eltayeb learnt the word knee. He is 17 and his knee is sore from a football tackle. It’s bad news, not because he won’t be able to play football for a while but because he won’t be able to risk jumping on a lorry to take him from Calais to … Continue reading


Thank you for visiting my website. As well as giving some background to my work as a freelance journalist, I will also be posting some pictures and video here that complement my writing over the years. Highlights will include a rare photograph of the late, renowned photographer Bert Hardy that I took in his home … Continue reading Welcome!

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