marcelloI’m a 49-year-old father of two daughters and, unusually these days, remain married to their mum, Catherine Simpson, who I still adore. A top journalist as well, she has branched out into more creative writing and her first novel, Truestory, is published in September 2015 by Sandstone Press. I’ve been a journalist for 26 years now, having spent six years each at The Scotsman and The Sunday Times and the last 14 freelancing. I have a particular interest in crime, especially the victims of crime. Their cause needs to be championed in the face of the relentless drive to improve the lot and enshrine the rights of the perpetrators of crime.

Catherine and I have been running MegaMedia for 14 years now but have recently split the business to try to devote more time to Public Relations, which is a growing market.

When I’m not worrying about the state of the country and the shitheads who will want to date my daughters, I like to play football, run for miles along the country roads around my wee town, watch football and great films and dramas, read and listen to top quality rock music.