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Spring SBT workshops and other news..
17 April 2017

Write for Scottish Book Trust's 'Nourish' themed new writing initiative and get some help from workshops around Scotland... along with all my latest news at the link below.

Radio 3 essay and turn of the Year News..
03 January 2017

On 9th January at 2245, my essay about the glitter and mystery of quartz goes out on BBC Radio 3 as part of the Cornerstones series. Here's some further information along with other news at the beginning of 2017.

Happy New Year!

Writer-in-Residence at George Watson's College..
04 September 2016

In September I start a year-long residency at George Watson's College in Edinburgh, working with senior pupils to help them develop their love of words and imagination. This was a view on my tour of the grounds on my first day. 

Roald Dahl's centenary - my celebration is a dancing Centipede!..
04 September 2016

Do you remember Roald Dahl's Centipede (James and the Giant Peach) - bossy-with-his-boots and claiming to have 100 legs when he might only have 42? Here's my poem-version of him filling a dance floor for the #26Twits series, illustrated by a lovely patient at Edinburgh Sick Kids.

WalkHighlands : Street Play in Edinburgh..
04 September 2016

In my latest piece for WalkHighlands, I recall my former morning commute through Edinburgh's Old Town in a reflection on the playful pleasures of the urban commute.

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