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River Almond

Some photos from a walk along the bank of the River Almond in autumn, as it flows through the Almondell Country Park in West Lothian.

Elsie And The Swan (Flash fiction)

Every year, this day, this bench, since his passing. He’d loved feeding the birds. She’d always been a bit scared of them, especially the big ones. Neck arched down, he turned back to the water. Perhaps next year she’d look into his eyes and let him take her home.

The Burry Man – 33% OFF

My latest Call of Cthulhu scenario is now available for purchase and download on DriveThruRPG. A horrific journey from South Queensferry to the uninhabited Isle of May in the Firth of Forth, it presents terrible dangers and challenges for 1920s investigators as they race against time to prevent a terrifying ritual from being completed. As […]

Spooky season

Some photos from my time spent on the streets of Edinburgh during the Festival Fringe (and a couple from my time spent in Hong Kong’s Ocean Park at Halloween) that aim to capture the spirit of the season …

Graveyards of Edinburgh

Some photographs from Edinburgh’s historic graveyards and cemeteries, including Greyfriars Kirkyard, St Cuthbert’s cemetery and the Dean Cemetery.

FREE Call of Cthulhu ‘Edinburgh Diversion’ scenario – The Ice Maiden

The Edinburgh Diversions are a series of short Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition scenarios, written using a condensed ‘framework’ that is intended to allow them to be run quickly and with the minimum of prep. These will eventually be packaged into a PDF and available to purchase, but for now here’s a free ‘diversion’, in […]

Books That Made Me (Part 1)

I sometimes look at what I enjoy (and create) now, and think about the various things that inspired me back when I was a child. Whether it’s creepy Call of Cthulhu scenarios, mythic roleplaying in Runequest, writing magical realist dark fantasy fiction, or just enjoying the likes of Rings of Power and Sandman … all […]

Early September, Mid Calder

A local walk by the River Almond near Mid Calder. I’m blessed to live in an area of Scotland where I have easy access to so many great walks.West Lothian is unique: the county has a real sense of its industrial heritage and its natural beauty existing side by side, creating a compelling harmony of […]

Short Story – Walking On The Bridge

I wrote this story as part of a contest to commemorate Iain Banks, following his sad passing in 2013. Walking On The Bridge (PDF, 270k) Banks was — and remains — one of my favourite authors; I had just started writing fiction semi-seriously. I had to enter. The brief was to take one of the […]

A Red Red Rose – Launch offers

My new Call of Cthulhu scenario has launched! To celebrate, I have a couple of launch offers. You can grab a copy now on DriveThruRPG at 20% off by following this link: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse.php?discount=9352623bcf Or, you can get it for 50% OFF by entering your email below. I’ll then send you a link to the 50% […]

Back to the Present

My first Call of Cthulhu scenario – The Pharaoh’s Sacrifice – is doing well, having recently become a ’copper best seller’ on DriveThruRPG. As my debut scenario, it is close to my heart and I hope Keepers and players enjoy it and get a good few hours of creepy 1920s entertainment from it. Even before […]

Edinburgh in Black & White

Sometimes, the city looks even better without colour …