At the Great Coastal Gate in Tallinn

I’ve worked as a teacher, teacher-trainer and university lecturer.  I took early retirement and now share my time between Glasgow and the island of Bute.  My wife and I visit the Hebrides and Estonia regularly.

Prior to retirement, my writing was mainly academic work. After that I began to look at what really interested me. One thing was history, and in 2013 I edited and co-authored (along with Margaret Lamb and Jean Macmillan) Bute Connections, a collection of biographies of historical figures connected to Bute. It’s published in  Rothesay by the Bute Natural History Society.

I only took to writing fiction in 2013, when I started working on what became The Peat Dead.