I’m a Scottish based writer and journalist with over a decade’s experience. I write about politics, media, culture and climate change in Scotland and beyond.

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Writing and Research

Working across a range of topics, I’ve written for Newsweek, Prospect, the Herald, Scotland on Sunday, the Times Education Supplement, the National, openDemocracy, the Scottish Review of Books, Ossian and Grapevine. I’m also a regular contributor to ideas based opinion sites such as Bella Caledonia and Sceptical Scot.

In 2015 my first book, Demanding Democracy: The Case for a Scottish Media, was published. Since then, I’ve contributed chapters to several volumes on Scottish media, politics and culture. A selected publication history is available here.


In 2018 I was commissioned by Surgeon’s Hall to write a new play inspired by their archive collection on the Scottish Women’s Hospitals: Go Home and Sit Still. Other work for stage includes Forsaken, a collaborative project on the theme of depopulation, which combined narrative and physical theatre and toured rural Scotland in 2015.

Screen and Audio
In 2014, with Jack Foster, I created Scotland’s first crowd-funded feature-length film, Scotland Yet. In 2015 I produced Two Minute Manifesto a podcast and live show at the Traverse Theatre, which mixed debate, ideas and live music and was featured on BBC Artsnight.

Press and Campaigns

I’ve delivered press, campaigns and production work in the arts and public sectors for a range of lovely organisations including Citizens Theatre, Scottish Book Trust, Festivals Edinburgh and The Royal Lyceum Theatre.

Photos: Peter McNally