Over the last decade I have given talks in hundreds of venues from pubs to prisons, and run workshops for attendees from primary kids to pensioners. From 2016 to 2018, I was a Writer-in-Residence across five Scottish New Towns for the Edinburgh International Book Festival, and in 2019/20 I was Writer-in-Residence in a Primary School – I am very interested in new community engagement projects and proposals.
I regularly facilitate events, whether chairing at literary festivals or hosting corporate away days. If you are in Scotland, I qualify for funding through the Live Literature scheme. I am host of the Nutmeg football podcast, a fortnightly mix of one-on-one interviews and group conversations. I also host and produce the When Saturday Comes podcast. I have undertaken voiceover work for audiobooks and online advertisement videos, and make my own promotional films.
My first television appearance was in 1995, when I was caught on camera during a pitch invasion at a Middlesbrough FC game. Since then, I’ve talked about various topics on TV, radio and podcasts.
Most recently, I presented more than 30 short history films on STV. Below are some highlights, and if you really are bored, click here for my YouTube channel. In 2021, I was commissioned to present a series on History Hit, due for release late that year.