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I'm a widely published poet writing in Scots and English. A former teacher, I've edited and compiled many Scots educational resources for schools' use. I've appeared in literary festivals in UK and beyond and I am an Honorary Fellow in the Associaion for Scottish Literary Studies.
As well as appearing in collections (Luath) and anthologies, I've collaborated with artists in text-based public installations.
Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian
Events can deliver
Bibliotherapy; Mentoring; Panel event; Performance; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Chairing events
Audience can work with
Outdoor learning; People experiencing mental health problems; Prisoners & young offenders; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts); Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)