On the media front, I no longer work in television production, but have weirdly found myself on the other side of the lens a few times since leaving. In January 2008 I was interviewed with regard to my genealogical research on the BBC 1's Reporting Scotland news programme, as well as on Radio
I also contributed research to BBC Radio
In November 2008 I was again featured on Reporting Scotland and Good Morning Scotland, with regards to research I have been doing on the Ruhleben POW camp in WW1 Germany, where 5500 civilians were interned (see German War Camp Remembered). In April 2011 I was again interviewed for Reporting Scotland and Good Morning Scotland in the ScotlandsPeople Centre in Edinburgh for a piece concerning the release of the 1911 Scottish census (see Scottish 1911 Census details revealed after 100 years).
On top of the world - Yosemite, California, 1999 - whilst filming STV/RTE.S4C series, "Celtic America". Left to right - cameraman Simon Banks, camera assistant Chris Dale, soundman Chris Sheedy, assistant producer Chris Paton, producer Ross Wilson, director John Gwyn Jones.