Neil is proudly working class and has turned his hand at many a job and career from digging the dirt to earning a dodgy living helping “his betters” through the tax system and out the other side.
Neil was a founding member of the controversial “Acting Strange Theatre Company” in Northern Ireland, back in the late 80’s, early 90’s which came under fire from the religious right for the issues it covered. He also worked with the production team in the Lyric Theatre, Belfast. Acting Strange has been re-invigorated in Scotland and produces podcast dramas and outdoor theatre. Visit their blog
After realising what Thatcher and her henchmen were up to, he took voluntary redundancy from a Northern Irish factory and like lots of people of his generation, was given a chance with a free education.
He has worked for BBC Scotland as an adviser for their Education sites.
He learns from those who politely disagree with him.