I am a freelance writer and photographer based in Glasgow. My main areas of interest are coastal and mountain photography, writing about the outdoors, Scottish history, language and culture with a great knowledge in all fields. I have written hundreds of articles for the outdoor and photographic press and I am the author of 18books and I am currently working on another 3. I also write and provide images for walking and outdoor guides for a variety of tourist boards and councils.
I write and take photographs for walking guidebooks. I also contribute regularly to TGO, The Scots Magazine, Country Walking, BBC Countryfile, Scotland Magazine, Walk Magazine and Outdoor Photography whilst my images and writing have also been published in a number of other national magazines, calendars and books.
Through my website I run my own picture library, which has around 3000 professional quality images of the Scottish outdoors for licence and I am continually uploading new images onto the site. My images are regularly licensed for use in a variety of media including both printed and web, magazines, cards, calendars, and a whole host of other publications.
Under the banner of Scottish Horizons I also publish The Galloway Coastline and East Lothian Coastline calendars and a range of cards.
The River Clyde – from the Source to the Sea (images by Keith Fergus, text by Ian R Mitchell)
Portrait of the Galloway Coastline
10 Walks in East Renfrewshire and 10 Cycles in East Renfrewshire – two guide booklets published in conjunction with East Renfrewshire Council.
The Ayrshire & Arran Coastal Path (Cicerone)
25 Walks along the Galloway Coast (Catkin Press)
25 Walks along the River Clyde (Pocket Mountains)
25 Walks along the River Tweed (Pocket Mountains)
25 Walks along the River Dee (Pocket Mountains)
25 Walks along the River Spey (Pocket Mountains)
25 Walks along the River Tay (Pocket Mountains)
Cornwall: 40 Coast and Country Walks (Pocket Mountains)
Lochaber: 40 Favourite Walks (Pocket Mountains)
Oban & North Argyll: 40 Favourite Walks (Pocket Mountains)
The Pentlands Midlothian & East Lothian: 40 Favourite Walks (Pocket Mountains)
60 Walks The Lothian & Berwickshire Coast (Mica)
Top 10 Lochside Walks (Northern Eye Books)
Top 10 Hill Walks & Easy Summits (Northern Eye Books)
Top 10 Mountain Walks (Northern Eye Books)
Great Scottish Journeys (B&W Publishing)