Award-winning journalist, reporter, author and event host. I specialise in columns, investigations and features on housing and architecture, travel and social justice.
I've written for The Guardian, The Observer, The Times and Sunday Times, The House, Art UK and many more. Before I went freelance I was editor of The Times' Scottish lifestyle magazine.
I write a monthly newsletter on the relationship between built and natural worlds. Subscribe here.
My first book, The Art of Coorie, is a Waterstones bestseller. It's been translated into French and Russian and looks at life in contemporary Scotland. You can buy it here.
My campaigning journalism into allegations of physical assault and sexual harassment in high-end restaurant kitchens won Highly Commended in the Scottish Press Awards' Scoop of the Year category in 2022. My coverage of restauranteurs skimming tips from service staff helped to change the law in 2023.
In 2021 my investigation into the Scottish cladding crisis won me Regional Property Journalist of the year at the UK Property Press Awards. That year I was also named Travel Writer of the Year at the Scottish Press Awards and came Highly Commended in the same category in 2022.
I'm also an experienced commentator and chair for radio, TV and live events. Recent clients include BBC Scotland and Glasgow's Aye Write book festival.
I am represented by Sophie Lambert of C&W Agency.