After 30 years of roaming the country, reporting Scotland for a wide range of radio and television programmes, David Calder has retired from day-to-day broadcasting.

However, he has not hung up his microphone. He has created a local podcast for Portobello - the Porty Podcast - and is working on another - Spirit of Scotland - about Whisky, Gin and Craft Beer!

He's also invested in new technology to help firms use video as a marketing tool. The technology means that clients can provide the stills or video and David turns it into professional content!

Working with his wife, Penny, he provides workshops on media and communication skills, face-to-face in small groups or in webinars.


Posted by on 2 February 2011

Some people have been kind enough to comment on my work and that of colleagues. Here is a sample of them:

Martin Browne has hired me a number of times as a Media Consultant and film maker
“David helped me achieve fantastic PR coverage in my first company. At first I was sceptical but David showed how a story can be written for the media that is creative, engaging and readable and from that point I never looked back. David’s knowledge of how the media works is exceptional and his approach to his subject makes working with David a pleasure.”

Thomas Haywood, Owner of Thomas Haywood Photography
“David produces some very high quality videos for business and his years of experience shines through in what he does. Additionally he is a delight to do business with and I would not have any hesitation in recommending him.”

Josef Church-Woods of Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce hired us as film makers in 2008
“I worked with David extensively in 2008, when him and his colleagues at BitWeb.TV produced several very well-received issues of Chamber TV for the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce. I found David reliable in that he consistently provided me with material of a high standard and delivered a good fininshed product on time, every time.”

Katy Stollery, PR Manager for The Famous Grouse has hired me several times for film-making and communication skills training
“Its a pleasure to work with David. He is highly professional and a very experienced journalist and all round media broadcaster. He knows his profession and is willing to go the extra mile to deliver the best job. I would highly recommend him. Katy Stollery”

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