The Scotstext site was created and is maintained by me, . I was born in Ormiston, East Lothian, Scotland, and grew up speaking the Lowland Scots dialect of that area.

After doing maths at St Andrews University, Fife, Scotland, I moved to Wales to start work as a software engineer, and finally to Somerset, England, where I work on software contracts.

I also write short stories and poems in Scots and English, much of the Scots material having been published in Lallans magazine.