It was wonderful to have had the opportunity to speak about my Cold War Hockey film on Connie McLaughlin’s Morning show on BBC Radio Scotland, alongside Scotland player Jenna Park. There’s a link to the sequence here. Jenna and I are interviewed from around 2:20:00 to 2:30:00.
Cold War Hockey aired on BBC ALBA last night at 9pm and the response has been fantastic. It really has been a privilege telling this story. Women’s voices in history are so often hidden, and when it comes to sport women’s voices have been consistently marginalised, so it has been an honour to give my Scotland hockey players the platform they so richly deserve to tell their fascinating story.
The film is now available on iPlayer for 30 days. Enjoy!
I’m a novelist and award-winning documentary filmmaker.
My debut novel, 'The Birds That Never Flew', was shortlisted for the Dundee International Book Prize and longlisted for the Polari First Book Prize. 'Almost Then', my second novel, was published by Linen Press in April 2021.
I write, produce and direct documentary films and won Royal Television Society Scotland awards in 2015 with 'Jock Stein' and for 'Jim Baxter' in 2016. 'Jimmy Johnstone' was nominated for a bronze Torc for Excellence in 2017. My feature length documentary film 'Tommy Burns won a Royal Television Society award in 2019 and 'The Women Who Built Glasgow City' won the same award in 2021.
I made two children who are now making children too. That's the biggest achievement of all. I live in Glasgow, Scotland and Rathlin Island, Ireland.
If you want to get in touch you can email me: email@example.com. If you'd like me to attend a literature event then please have a look at my Scottish Book Trust profile.
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