George McDermid came to Fife from Edinburgh via Aberdeen and Glasgow (as well as a few surrounding satellite towns). He started writing poetry when a teenager, but became distracted by following a career in his thirties and stopped being creative. After a 20-year silence, he is writing again and is now published by way of a number of poems in various anthologies.
Once a teacher, he then worked for National Museums Scotland up until the end of June 2018 when he was finally able to kick off those work shoes and release time to write a little more (though hasn’t quite gotten around to it yet!).
He has also written a few shorter pieces of prose and tried his hand at short stories, however, ‘I always return to poetry’, he exclaims.
He lives with his partner and a variety of pets: a small timid black cat, and various small fish kept in colourful tanks in the kitchen. He can often be found cycling out and about the Fife countryside. Or playing traditional music with friends on flute, whistles, pipes and bodhran. Or somewhere guzzling real ale!