I’m proud to say almost 180,000 new readers visited the site this year, a 40% increase over last – and funded by myself. I don’t take donations.
Anyhow, to ‘Grouse Beater Talks’ … and sometimes does the hoovering.
I’m happy to give a talk and question and answer session to groups or organisations, spiced with the odd flash of original wit. But I am choosy. I have my vocation and contracts to fulfil, places to go, people to see. If you’d like me to give a talk, please Twitter a request, or drop a line to this site. My time is free if in Edinburgh.
Talks outside the capital need travelling expenses reimbursed, and more than one man and his dog guaranteed to reward preparation and effort with interest and good will.
“A standing ovation for the best speaker.” Institute of Chartered Accountants, Annual Dinner.
“What a surprise. You were far better than Ann Gloag!” Scottish Business Convention.
“You’re hiding your luminous light under anonymity.” Glasgow University Students.
“Thank you for a politically informative and entertaining talk.” SNP West of Edinburgh ward.
“You delivered a compelling case for autonomy.” Edinburgh College of Art student’s union.
“You were a sheer delight, and we loved the slide show illustrating your wife’s work. Many thanks.” Glasgow Women’s Art Society
“Sorry. I think we got the wrong guy.” Labour party official thinking me a Labour MP.