Alasdair Hutton has been a journalist and broadcaster, Member of the European Parliament, and Councillor on Scottish Borders Council where he was Convener for nine years. He served in the Parachute Regiment TA and is a Member of the Royal Company of Archers. He has been writer and storyteller of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo for 28 years and also writes and presents other large public events, mainly military, plus numerous concerts.
He has written and narrated videos, DVDs and CDs. He regularly reads from his own and other writers' work and is sought as a storyteller for adult and children's groups. His first book for children, The Tattoo Fox, won the Heart of Hawick Children's Book Award 2015. He has another children's book due for publication in the summer of 2019. (Photo credit: Shona McMillan)