Roddy has contributed to a long list of major publications and media including The Sunday Times, Scotland on Sunday, The Herald, The Press & Journal, the BBC, STV, Radio Scotland, Independent Radio and a range of magazines, including The Stage. He runs highly popular Creative Writing Workshops in East Sussex. Roddy is married to the renowned figurative artist Catriona Millar.
Roddy is also an artist and musician and was for many years a professional portrait artist and illustrator. Clients included many well known names from film, theatre, sport and politics. In the 1980s he wrote and presented a classical music programme for Independent Radio which proved to be a popular precursor to Classic FM. He has also worked in advertising for almost forty years, has directed more than two hundred TV commercials and is co-owner and creative director of The Agency. Roddy is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Roddy is listed in the 2012 edition of ‘Who’s Who in Scotland’.
Since 1994 he has written a weekly column for the Scottish daily newspaper The Press & Journal, which documents his family and work life.In 2009 a selection of the columns was published by Black & White as The Familiar. The second volume Lost for Words features columns from 2000 & 2002 and is available as a kindle and paperback on amazon worldwide. Buy Lost for Words on amazon …
Armchair Theatre is the latest volume of his autobiographical newspaper and magazine columns. It features a selection from 2011 – 2018 and is available on amazon worldwide as a paperback and a kindle.