Alan’s career in PR involves representing and promoting leading charities, campaigns, international companies and household names. He has vast experience of media affairs and strategic communications, and speaks to the country's leading journalists on a daily basis.
Alan was communications director for Scottish Labour between 2016 and 2017, and subsequently worked in public relations for a number of clients, including cross-party political campaigns and charities. He is a regular commentator on the BBC and STV, and a columnist for newspapers including The Herald, The Scottish Sun and The Scottish Daily Mail.
Prior to working in PR, Alan was political editor of the Scottish Daily Mail, reporting from the Scottish Parliament and the House of Commons. He was secretary of the Scottish Parliamentary Journalists’ Association and was named political journalist of the year in 2012. Before joining the Mail, he was a senior reporter at the Edinburgh Evening News.