Current projects

There’s always more to say about Scotland’s story. You’ll find me writing for periodicals, delivering live and online talks, producing digital content about Scottish history and landscapes, and collaborating with museums and heritage organisations.

These are a few of the projects I am working on right now.


More scottish history videos ahead with dig it! tv

I’ve been presenting historical videos for Dig It! TV, a branch of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, since 2014 and we’ve just received a grant from HES to continue our YouTube channel! Plans include a series on the Kintyre Peninsula and lots more castlellated content in 2019 and beyond.

Watch our videos

The Scots Magazine: New Fortnightly  Blog

I’ve written major features about Scotland’s history for The Scots Magazine, the world’s oldest magazine, for years. Now you can read an article every two weeks about all things castles! Head over the the Scots Magazine digital version for the latest edition.

Get your fortnightly castle fix

My Book! The History Behind Game of Thrones: The North Remembers

When you’re in Scotland, Westeros is all around you. Discover the locations, characters, historical events and themes from Scottish history that inspired and are paralleled in George R. R. Martin’s world of ice and fire, from epic castles and battles to the Old Gods and a wall at the end of the world.

Go beyond the Wall