I worked for thirty years on newspapers in Yorkshire, Cumbria and Scotland as a reporter, sub editor, web editor and deputy editor during which time I became well versed in QuarkXPress, InDesign and Photoshop. I went part-time in 2008 to pursue literary ambitions and found myself sidetracked by photography.

Now I'm a part-time layout and design consultant, occasional website provider and publisher and spend the rest of my time trying to sell prints and cards (and taking the occasional snap). I have my name on two photo books: Eilean Dubh, a collaboration with two friends, and A Cat Called Tess, which is all my own work.

I'm editor and layout manager of Black Isle Chatterbox, a quarterly community magazine, which was the Community Newspaper of the Year in the 2023, 2019 and 2016 Highlands and Islands Media Awards and highly commended in 2017.

I'm also an author, photographer, motorcyclist, and bass player with pop/rock band City Limits. My blog started life as an exploration of the music world but veered off course when I became married. One of my better decisions.


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