I had a lovely conversation with the fabulous team at the Football Makes Glasgow podcast recently, talking about writing novels, working in football broadcasting and making my documentaries, focusing on those featuring football icons such as Rose Reilly, Tommy Burns, Jock Stein and Jimmy Johnstone. Thanks to Lindsay Hamilton from Glasgow Football Tours for inviting… Continue reading Football Makes Glasgow
Radio and TV
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… Continue reading Radio and TV
Cold War Hockey documentary film
My latest documentary film for purpleTV will transmit on BBC ALBA on the 5th April at 9pm. It's an utterly incredible story! Here's the billing and a trailer. When the Scotland hockey team was invited to play against West Germany in Berlin in September 1961, it was just weeks after the Berlin Wall had been… Continue reading Cold War Hockey documentary film
Inside the Linen Cupboard
Myself and Ali Bacon are the writers in focus for the latest online literary event from our publisher Linen Press. "Inside the Linen Cupboard" is on the 31st of March and tickets are available via Eventbrite here.
Easter weekend viewing!
Two films that I had the utmost privilege to write, produce and direct were broadcast on BBC ALBA last weekend. It was the culmination of a really invigorating period of work that was as rewarding as it was challenging (filming in a pandemic is not the easiest) but I'm incredibly proud of the outcome and… Continue reading Easter weekend viewing!
Royal Television Society Award
The Royal Television Society Scotland held their annual awards ceremony on the 6th of February (online, so no fancy tux required - it was comfies, slippers and a wee cheeky prosecco 😏) and I was utterly thrilled to win the Royal Television Society Scotland award with my film The Women Who Built Glasgow City. I… Continue reading Royal Television Society Award
Not Tartan and Square Sausage – Scottish author event
Please join myself and fellow Linen Press writers Ali Bacon and Charlotte Fairbairn at a literary event, via zoom, on the 17th November at 7pm. Hosted by Lynn Michell we'll be reading from our work and talking about Scottish writing and everything that this can mean around landscape, language and life. Expect a very lively… Continue reading Not Tartan and Square Sausage – Scottish author event
Make mine a double, several times over.
Last weekend, there was an extract from the opening chapter of my novel Almost Then published in the Sunday Post newspaper. Two of the central characters of the novel are twins, sister and brother Rathlin and Breacán. In the article, alongside the book extract, there's an interview with me about the extent to which twins… Continue reading Make mine a double, several times over.
An Easter blessing for the future.
Twins have always fascinated me. For a start, I am one, born twenty minutes earlier than my twin brother in the days when a twin pregnancy could be a surprise to the expectant parents. My mum and dad didn't know the wee bundle of joy they were waiting for was in fact double trouble until… Continue reading An Easter blessing for the future.
The official trailer has arrived…
Introducing a video trailer for my new novel, Almost Then. https://videopress.com/v/WjrEIaDQ?resizeToParent=true&preloadContent=metadata Almost Then, by Margot McCuaig Edit, Kenny ParkSoundrack, Kenny Park Laura Waddell, author of Exit, UK Publishing Director and The Scotsman columnist – ‘In many ways a tight, classic family intrique, rich with resentments and estrangements, what distinguishes Almost Then is its strong sense of place…… Continue reading The official trailer has arrived…