Ian Deed

Multimedia Journalist & Copywriter

About

Creating compelling content to engage with your audience

Technology focused with a grounding in science and engineering. Regular contributor in travel, news, and sport publications.

Links below will take you to external sites featuring samples of my work. A PDF of writing samples is also available Here.

Edinburgh Walks: Dalkeith Country Park

Dalkeith Country Park is a large country estate set just on the outskirts of Edinburgh. Well served by both public transport links and visitor parking, the grounds have plenty to attract visitors with interesting architecture, abundant nature walks and a vast playground park.


The Four Luckiest Scientific Discoveries In The World/h4>

Necessity is often said to be the mother of invention, but good luck and sheer laziness are certainly a close aunt and uncle. Some of the most influential inventions ever created came to their inventors by accidental mishap or sheer dumb luck..


Getting Started Gaming on Linux

Just seven years ago, being passionate about gaming and passionate about Linux were two vastly different hobbies. To say you were a Linux gamer meant you once played relatively obscure indy releases, doom ports, or the penguin based Mario Cart racing clone Tuxcart.


Walking in the Pentland Hills: Glencorse View

Walking in nature is proven to have heaps of health benefits for both brain and body. Within Scotland, right here in the central belt, we have extraordinary fortune when it comes to the quality and quantity of nature on our doorstep.


Open Source E-Reader

No other simple device has the power to change the world in the way that an open electronic reader does. One with the hardware capability of the current crop of popular devices, but the software to browse freely and shop from any store. An e-reader that can be expanded on, added too and modified endlessly to the whim of its owner. Such a device yields the power to change how we both read, write, and publish for the better.


Walking in the Pentland hills: Castlelaw

The Pentland hills of Edinburgh have much to offer. Even if you haven’t yet ventured up there, you have most likely admired them from the city’s viewpoints. Whether you are intimately familiar with the hills or a first time visitor, there are plenty of walks throughout the park that offer an ideal short nature retreat.


Stewart's Melville RFC V GHA RFC

Conditions were atrocious at Inverleith on the day. I arrived expecting to meet an exodus from the car park, so convinced that a sensible game of rugby couldn’t be played. The starting whistle sounded over the wall instead..