I am a General Partitioner with an interest in eHealth, computers and web site production and design. I work part time in a rural General Practice in East Lothian and also work with National Services Scotland supporting projects as part of Scottish Clinical Information Management in Practice. I enjoy Scottish Country Dance and occasionally practice photography with my digital SLR; some of the pictures in the banner of this site may be mine (though there are some that were provided by the theme designers Bytes for All).
I help run a range of websites for Scottish Dance including:
- Universities’ Scottish Country Dance Web Pages
- Scottish Universities Scottish Country Dance Festival
- Aurora Scottish Dance and Music
Until March 2010 I was the central Treasurer for the InterVarsity Folk Dance Festival the longest running youth folk dance festival in the UK, which has been going since 1951. Each year it is run by a new team in a new location. I have been to nearly every IVFDF since 1991, and became Treasurer in 2004.
I enjoy science fiction and fantasy novels; though also like crime and detective books. My favourite authors include Neal Stephenson, Terry Pratchett (I have a complete collection of the paperback Discworld novels),Tom Holt, William Gibson (signed collection), Bruce Sterling (including his non-fiction work ‘The Hacker Crackdown‘). I also enjoy Ellis Peters and J.R.R.Tolkein.