I work in web design, front end development and digital marketing. I'm based near Inverness in the Scottish Highlands. I work most of the time as a Web Officer with the web team at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI).
In I created the Scottish and Celtic music specialist retail website Music Scotland. I ran this business as owner-manager from locations in Edinburgh, Stirling and the Isle of Mull. In the business won the Scots Trad Music Awards Services To Industry Award. In it was sold as a going concern to another Scottish music store, Oban Music. Music Scotland has sent CDs, DVDs and books to tens of thousands of customers worldwide, most of this music created by Scottish artists.
After I worked freelance, creating and/or supporting an operational web presence for a wide range of client businesses. These included online retailers, record companies, accommodation providers, agricultural suppliers and medical-scientific organisations.
I live on the rural Black Isle, near Inverness in the Scottish Highlands, with my wife and two children. I own and manage Back Brae Lodge, a self catering holiday cottage in Tobermory on the Isle of Mull. I’m a member of the Highland Web Group, an informal meetup of local web professionals.
In a former life I was a musician, performing internationally with Salsa Celtica and other bands, and teaching Scottish traditional music with Feisean Nan Gaidheal. In an even former life, Edinburgh University gave me a degree in Biochemistry.