I am an experienced communicator, both written and spoken. I can produce material for you or advise you on your own projects.

  •  Articles and books

I have written and advised on many articles for newspapers and journals. I have worked with many different journals from National Geographic to The Orcadian newspaper.  I am also an established author with many academic papers and popular books to my name.

  •  Stone Age Fiction

Are you working on a Stone Age novel? I can read your text and provide advice on your archaeological setting. I have worked with many novelists, including established authors and novice writers, in order to help provide an authentic setting and accurate background detail.

  •  Lectures and talks

I have lectured for several universities and I have particular skills in developing e-learning based on web conferencing. I am very keen on this because of the possibility that it offers to develop learning for all. Nevertheless, I am quite at home in the classroom. I am also frequently invited to give evening lectures for groups and societies. This is something that I really enjoy because it takes me to interesting places and I get to meet interesting people.

  •  Guiding

I have a lot of experience leading people round archaeological sites. It is fun and I get much of my business through word of mouth. I work with specialised tour companies who are looking for archaeological input, and also as a lecturer on cruise ships.  I enjoy going out whether with a small group or individual family who want a personal view of some of the best archaeology in the world, or with a bigger group. I can take you to visit the sites of Orkney if you are on holiday here, or I can meet you elsewhere to explore some of the amazing archaeology in Scotland and further afield. I have experience of sites from Patagonia to the Arctic! Please get in touch to discuss visiting sites in Orkney or elsewhere.