I have been a full time arts and travel writer for 20 years with particular knowledge of reviewing hotels as a judge for the Scottish Hotel Awards. Specialist subjects: Scotland, Edinburgh, Highlands
I have been a full time arts and travel writer for 20 years with particular knowledge of reviewing hotels as a judge for the Scottish Hotel Awards. Specialist subjects: Scotland, Edinburgh, Highlands and Islands, Borders; Hotels, restaurants, food and drink; Worldwide luxury travel, islands, city guides, culture and heritage; review visual arts, theatre, dance, music and books. An avid cruiser, I cover all kinds of boats, barges, yachts and ships, especially small scale, 5 star cruise lines, having experienced grand voyages, literary inspired destinations and round world voyages. I contribute reviews and features to Scotland magazine, Luxury Scotland, Cruise magazines and websites, Great Boat Journeys, Smart Leisure Guide, Edinburgh Guide, ArtMag and other arts and travel publications.
Arts, lifestyle and travel writer living in Edinburgh. A member of the British Guild of Travel Writers. I specialise in reviews, features and tourism stories about Scotland - hotels, restaurants, bars, city guides, islands, Highlands, heritage, arts festivals, culture, food and drink. I am co-founder and chair of the Judges for the Scottish Hotel Awards (www.scottishhotelawards.com). I have written two travel guide books on Edinburgh and Central Scotland, and books on Social and cultural History. With a passion for Cruises, (small scale luxury ships, boats and barges), I have visited six continents by ship and circumnavigated the planet twice. I enjoy writing about cultural, culinary, wildlife adventures, city lifestyle, arts & heritage and exploring remote tropical islands. Also travel worldwide by luxury trains on literary inspired journeys. Key destinations covered - South America, Falkland Islands, French Polynesia, Caribbean, Seychelles, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore.