Colin MacDonald

Training Area: Highlands

Colin MacDonald is an award-winning writer. A former journalist, his credits for television include “Sharpe’s Honour” and “Blue Murder”, as well as three single films for BBC One: “The Dunroamin Rising”, “The Gift” and “The Wreck On the Highway”. He has also written for “Heartbeat”, “Doctor Finlay”, “Casualty”, “Para Handy” and “Doctor Finlay”.  A prolific writer for radio, his credits for BBC Radio 4 include: The Whole Of The Moon (2 series), Killing The Butterfly, Hill of Rains, All At Sea, Hossack’s Child and The Colour of Summer. Stage plays include “The Gowk Storm” (Royal Lycem Theatre Edinburgh), and “The Bones Boys” (Oran Mor, Glasgow). He has several feature films in development including “Calum’s Road” (Handmade Films) and “Weir of Hermiston” (Little White Rose Films). Colin tutors with The Arvon Foundation, and has led classes in writing at Edinburgh University. He mentors and lectures at the Screen Academy at Edinburgh Napier University. His radio work is used on the acting course at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Colin was born and brought up in Sutherland and Caithness, and is particularly keen to lead courses in the Highlands. But he will work anywhere.

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