imageWelcome to browsers, readers and critics in equal measure. I am Scottish by design, a teacher by necessity and a poet by choice. I drum for fun.  I hope some of my words resonate with you. I have always written; poetry, songs,short stories, play scripts but something changed at the start of 2016 and a tap was inexplicably turned on which thankfully shows no sign of turning off.





* ‘le pendu’ published by Acumen Poetry 86

* ‘home comforts’ and ‘window pain’ published in:

MAKING SOUP IN A STORM (New Writing Scotland 24)

Edited by Valerie Thornton & Brian Whittingham

Published by: Association for Scottish Literary Studies, Glasgow.

ISBN 978-0-948877-72-8

* Highly Commended for a poem in Scots ‘hauf a lion’ at the Imprint Writing Awards 2016




Many of the images on these pages are collages by my dear friend Jim Taylor (above) who died earlier this year. They capture his humour perfectly and briefly bring him back when I look at them