As a critic and columnist 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, Independent Radio and a range of magazines,  including The Stage, The Gramophone and The Melody Maker. Roddy is a copywriter and runs highly popular weekly Creative Writing Workshops on Zoom. Roddy is married to the renowned figurative artist Catriona Millar.

I love the Zoom workshop format, its more involving and sharing work onscreen is a bonus. I now have a new group of friends with a common interest all over the country. Plus I don’t have to arrange childcare or leave the house!’ Carol Stenning –  Zoom workshop writer.

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 more than forty years, has directed more than three 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 Armchair Theatre features a selection of columns from 2011 – 2018. The most recent collection is Lost for Words which features columns from 2000 – 2002. All of Roddy’s books are available on amazon.

Roddy’s page on amazon

Armchair Theatre