I live in a small 18 century cottage in the Lammermuir Hills, part of Scotland’s Border country – where my ancestors plied their trade as cattle thieves and outlaws five hundred years ago. I share my home with my wife, our two children, and two young Labradors who stay fit chasing rabbits and deer. I spend any spare time on board a sailing boat in the Firth of Forth.
May 2023 15th Edition of McLeod's Clinical Assessment published this month. I wrote the chapter on assessing mental states.
July 2022 More projects with 26. The Story's Not Over, supporting wildlife at risk, and The Understory, about trees, have just been published as ebooks on kindle.
February 2022 Awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in recognition of my work with the transplant service.
June 2020 Glad to have been part of another 26 project, 26 weeks, documenting responses to the pandemic, for which I interviewed a colleague who volunteered as an ICU nurse.
November 2019 I contributed a poem and short essay to the latest 26 project, 26 Trees.
September 2019 My blog about recent writing experiences appeared on Stage 32
September 2019 A medical book to which I contributed a chapter won Best Student Textbook at the BMA book awards
June 2019 The IWM/26 Armistice 100days project took first prize in the Writing for Design category at the Drum Design Awards
October 18 My "centena" was published in the IWM/26 Armistice 100days project