I’m a slow travel writer based in and inspired by Scotland.
From my home between the sea and the countryside, I share words and pictures about slower travel and switching off.
I’m particularly interested in how social media is changing the way we experience places, and the importance of nature in modern life.
My writing has been featured in publications like Hidden Scotland, The Scots Magazine and Good Housekeeping.
The Emma Press have shortlisted my essay collection proposal, Place Notes, which blends new Scottish nature writing and memoir.
What part does place play in creativity? For a time, I thought I couldn’t write about Scotland unless beautiful scenery was my backdrop. Here’s how my views have changed.
As the travel restrictions ease in Scotland, families can reunite. But returning to my childhood village brings both new discoveries and a reminder of what has been lost.
How would you tell your origin story of your relationship with the living world? I reflect on how my parents have shaped my love of nature.
Spending time in a coffee shop can be an experience of itself, not simply the act of sipping a hot drink. This is my love letter to some of my favourite cafés in Scotland.
I was asked at the start of the year to give a definition of slow travel to accompany an article. My definition is for a world where our phones are forever in our pockets.
A watercolour white haze sat on the horizon, with cyclists and cars streaming towards the harbour in anticipation of good weather. This trip was sponsored by West Coast Waters.
There’s a reason why this remote Scottish peninsula was an ideal hideaway for former Beatle Paul McCartney. This trip was sponsored by West Coast Waters.
Stories from Scotland, straight to your inbox.
I share words and pictures on this website about once a month, on topics from slower travel to digital minimalism. Subscribe below with your email address, and you’ll be notified every time there’s a new blog post to read.
This subscription service is run by WordPress — I don’t use your details in any way.