My name is Scott McFarlane Liddell. ( why McFarlane? read this ).

By some freak I was born in Manchester but have lived in either or Edinburgh or Glasgow since I was wee. I live in Edinburgh with my wife and two dogs.

Currently on a career break doing lots of writing and photography. Two new books are on the way.

I am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

I once sold George Takei 3 postcards.

I have written code in over 20 different programming languages. Some of it even worked.

I once maxed out the score on the scoreboard on the Monaco GP arcade game.

I have eaten a cheese toastie in the board room of the largest private company in India. It was nice.

I own a ZX81, a ZX80 and an Oric 1.

I’m a typophile. I have a favourite font.

You may have arrived here looking for the Liddell and Scott Greek-English lexicon.

As you may have noticed, I am not said book. You can find more info and links to various resources about the lexicon here.

I am a Level 8 Google Local Guide. That mainly involves, for me, taking pictures of my dinner.

My contributions on Google have been viewed over 67 million times. Which says a lot more about how busy Google is rather than how good the pictures of my dinner are.

I once had a photo on display in the National Portrait Gallery in London. Here I am cheesing in front of it.

It’s a picture of my Dad. I didn’t get his nose.

Was a busy 2023. 32 years after my first degree I completed a Masters in Philosophy. If you thought I was boring before…

And then the Dark Edinburgh book won and award. Which is nice.

And then my latest novel Science Fiction came out and is now available to order


First reviews are coming out