I’ve been appearing regularly on radio since 2006, when I was Karen Dunbar’s sidekick on the Radio Scotland magazine show, Karen’s Summer Supplement. This was a role I also went on to perform alongside the late, great Gerard Kelly as well as Lewis Macleod.

Since then, I’ve been used regularly as a radio contributor, to bring informed opinion, insight, and wit to a whole range of topics. I pride myself on being able to meet a brief and deliver the tone and content that the production team requires to keep the programme running smoothly.

My experience of working as a writer, researcher and producer for radio programmes means that I’m aware of broadcast protocols, I’m adaptable and I’m not precious about any short-notice changes that may arise.

Here’s a rundown of some of the programmes I’ve appeared on:

MacAulay & Co
on BBC Radio Scotland

As a regular contributor on Fred MacAulay’s popular show, I have been used on special outside broadcasts, including from the Royal Highland Show and Good Food Show. I was also used as a specialist for the 2010 World Cup and 2012 European Championships, and can regularly be heard bringing a bit of colour to discussions across a wide variety of discussion topics.

Call Kaye
on BBC Radio Scotland

The programme, hosted by Kaye Adams, has a stronger news-agenda than MacAulay & Co. I have been used to bring either a lightness of touch or an informed opinion to items on it. I’ve discussed topics ranging from the responsible use of Social Media to the issues raised by cheap clothing and the methods of its production.

The Richard Bacon Show
on BBC Radio Five

As well as discussing Christmas gifts one festive season, I was also Richard Bacon’s sidekick for the night of the 2008 Uefa Cup Final.

The Victoria Derbyshire Show
on BBC Radio Five

As a current affairs programme, I was called upon to offer a humorous slant on the introduction of the smoking ban to Scotland.

The Comedy Café
on BBC Radio Scotland

I’ve appeared a number of times on the show, hosted by Janice Forsyth. A discussion and events programme about comedy, I’ve talked – among other things – about the health or otherwise of the Scottish comedy industry and about the double-edged sword of comedians using Twitter.

The Culture Café
on BBC Radio Scotland

Radio Scotland’s magazine show for the Arts, I’ve appeared on this to review Edinburgh College of Art’s graduation show.

My other radio appearances include:

  • Good Morning Scotland on BBC Radio Scotland
  • The Bruce Devlin Show on Talk 107
  • Wild Women on Talk 107
  • The Mike Graham Show on Talk 107
  • The Julian Worricker Show on BBC Radio Five
  • Keep Off The Grass on BBC Radio Scotland
  • The Maritza Duncan Show on Sunny Govan Radio

Would you like to book me as a contributor?

I’m always happy to be considered for contributor appearances and am able to meet most briefs, both in terms of tone and of ensuring that I’m fully across the topic.

To discuss a contributor appearance, please contact me.

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