Born Edinburgh, educated York. Graduate (BA), Oxford, and (MA), King’s College, London. Long-standing journalist and editor: The Scotsman, LWT, The Guardian, freelance; Edinburgh/London, Brussels, Bonn/Berlin, France, NYC. Co-editor sceptical.scot. Ex-editor, now senior adviser, Social Europe Journal. Editorial consultant, Bertelsmann Stiftung/Jacques Delors Centre (Berlin). Senior Adviser Acumen PA (Brussels). European Movement in Scotland executive. Former chair Volunteer Centre Hackney.