Billy is the author of Scots: The Mither Tongue and The Scottish World, so Scots language and the Scottish diaspora are major themes he talks about.
In the field of creative writing, Billy has published poetry and short stories. His play They Fairly Mak Ye Work was staged at Dundee Rep, and broadcast as Jute on BBC Scotland. His radio play on the Miner's Strike of 1984/85 Lucky's Strike was broadcast on BBC Scotland. He has also written a few songs.
Billy is passionate about Scotland and its people's phenomenal influence around the world, and is able to communicate that passion with a great deal of humour and love. (Photo credit: Louis DeCarlo)