Personal Information

Name

Hugh Taylor

Address

The Old Bakery, Chapel Street

Town

Moniaive

County

Dumfriesshire

Postcode

DG3 4EJ

Telephone

01848 200474

Email Address

hugh.travelwriter@gmail.com

Website(s)

http://www.hughtaylor.net

Specialist Activities

travel and outdoor writer, photographer and broadcaster

Specialist Areas

Scotland, Ireland, England, France, Turkey, Jordan, Middle East, Scandinavia, USA ( 17 states), Australia ( Victoria, Red Centre, North Queensland, Rainforrest and Great Barrier Reef)

Professional Details

Short Biography

Award winning travel and outdoor writer, photographer and broadcaster contributing to a variety of publications in the UK and abroad. Radio work includes writing and producing a three-part series The Roaring Game and a half-hour documentary on the ‘Pinkerton Detective Agency’ for BBC Radio Scotland, as well as several specialist music/travel-related series for BBC Radio 2. Words and pictures have appeared in a variety of magazines and newspapers in the UK and abroad including: The Sunday Herald, Herald, The Lady, Real Holidays, Scots Magazine, Triangle, Interval World, Daily Record, Choice and Womanís Realm. Hugh Taylor is a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society, Society of Antiquaries, Scotland, a member of the British Guild of Travel Writers, Writers and Photographers Unlimited, National Union of Journalists and The Society of Authors. In 2000 he received the Jordanian Tourism Ministers Award for services to Jordanian Tourism.

Professional Activities

Works with partner Moira McCrossan on a range of projects including researching, writing and updating guidebooks, production of AV packages and the supply of stock photography. Also available as a lecturer for media courses at college level and as a speaker at conferences and dinners. Currently Tutor on the National Union of Journalists NUJ Travel Writing Course and Editor of Middle East Travel at http://middleeasttravel.suite101.com Undertakes contracts and commissions worldwide for the production of guidebooks, articles photographs radio programes and audio visual packages. Organises travel writing courses and workshops and conducts individual training.

Recent Publications

Book of Britainís Walks (AA Publishing, 1999); Hotspots Guide to Cancun, Thomas Cook, 1999; Exploring Britain (AA Publishing, 2000); AA Adventure Travellers Guide to India and the Himalayas (AA Publishing 2000);Spiral Guide to Scotland (AA, 2001); World Travel Guide (city guides to Denver, Oslo, St Petersburg. Introduction, Scotland); Thomas Cook Website (contributions include Mexico and Turkey); Walking Through Britainís History (AA Publishing 2001); Discover Britain (AA Publishing 2001); Which Holiday Destination (Which Books 2001); AA 50 Walks in the Lake District (AA Publishing 2002); AA 100 Walks in the Peak District (2002); AA Bloody Britain (AA Publishing 2002); Hidden Places of Derbyshire (Travel Publishing 2002); Country Living Magazine Guide to Rural England, South East (Travel Publications 2002); The Hidden Places of Derbyshire (Travel Publications 2002); AA 50 Walks in Glasgow and the West of Scotland (AA Publishing 2003); AA 100 Walks in Scotland (AA Publishing 2003); AA 1001 Walks in Britain (AA Publishing 2003); 50 Great Walks in Britain Handpicked for Dog Owners (IAMS/AA Publishing 2003); Pathfinder Guide ñ More Lake District (Jarrold 2003); Pathfinder Guide ñ Northumberland, the Borders and Hadrianís Wall (Jarrold 2003);Short Walks in Fort William and Glencoe (Jarrold Publishing) (2004); Essential Scotland, (AA Publishing, 2004); The AA 100 Best Walks in Northern England (AA Publishing 2004); Pathfinder Guide ñ Lake District (Jarrold 2004); Pathfinder Guide ñ Oban, Mull and Kintyre (Jarrold 2004) Short Walks in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park (Jarrold Publishing 2005)

Awards

2000 Jordanian Tourist Authority Award for services to Jordanian Tourism

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