Although I've lived for the past fifty years in the South of Scotland (The Borders and Midlothian), and hardly ever spoken in my native dialect in that time, when I retired in 1996 and began writing, much to my astonishment it was in my first language, The Doric!

Since then I've published several pamphlets of poetry, short stories, translations of German Lieder and I've been published in several magazines and anthologies, placed in competitions and won some.

I've recently won the Callum Macdonald Memorial Award (for 2014). See my blog page and there's a link to the NLS website on the Links page.

Look around and learn more about me and, more importantly, The Doric.


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Have a look at my Publications page and see a list of work I've done. Or go to the Blog page where I hope to share many different observations and experiences.

I hope you enjoy your visit.