His best known work is But'n'Ben A-Go-Go, a cyberpunk novel in Lowland Scots. Earlier works included The Hoose O Haivers, a loose retelling of the Metamorphoses of Ovid in Scots and The Smoky Smirr O Rain, a Scots anthology.
He wrote the lyrics to Icker in a Thrave, the 2007 Scots entry for the Liet-Lavlut song contest for minority languages in Europe. The tune was written by Simon Thoumire, and the song was performed by Mairi Campbell (singing), Kevin Mackenzie (guitar), Clare McLaughlin (fiddle), and Simon Thoumire (concertina).
WILD WEEKEND A walk in the clouds Sunshine or smirr, there is more than one way to tackle Loch Ossian's Munros.
Dec 13, 2009; WITH cloud down to about a thousand feet, I had been navigating by map and compass for much of the morning, a worthy exercise in...
A SWATCH OF SCOTLAND; This little patch of the Outer Hebrides is the only place where Harris tweed is woven. Misty skies, heathered hills, welcoming craftsmen -- all help form the fabric of this island outpost.
Nov 12, 2006; As a fan of Ian Rankin's detective stories, I know that the Scots have their own vocabulary for rain. "smirr," for...