I am a wildlife writer, photographer, conservationist and field naturalist. I grew up in a farming family, and spent a formative part of my childhood in Ardnamurchan, a place that continues to inspire and influence my written work. I have been rehabilitating wildlife since I was a child, and specialise in owls, raptors, red squirrels and hedgehogs.
I contribute to a range of publications including The Scots Magazine, Tractor & Farming Heritage, The People's Friend, BBC Wildlife, Wildlife Rehabilitation Today, Scottish Wildlife, and was previously wildlife writer for The Scottish Field and wildlife advisor to Country Artists, and editor of their in-house magazine for 12 years.
I am currently writing a memoir, and working with rewilding advocacy, Scotland: The Big Picture, producing varied written contributions, including short film scripts, and a book on red squirrels with photographer Neil McIntyre. In conjunction with Scotland: The Big Picture, I will be touring a visually powerful specialised talk on the red squirrel as from autumn 2019.
Having relished chairing events at Wigtown Book Festival, I was founder of A Write Highland Hoolie, Mallaig's Book Festival, and continue to direct this small intimate festival. I live in Highland Perthshire with an extended menagerie, including collies, owls, and a red deer hind.