I have been arts correspondent for The Herald since 2002 and have covered nearly every funding crisis, personality clash, controversy and triumph in Scottish cultural life ever since. I started my career at the Glaswegian before stints as arts correspondent for the Scotsman and the Sunday Times. As arts correspondent, I endeavour to report the latest in breaking arts and cultural news, but I also write features, the odd column, magazine pieces and reviews. I won arts writer of the year at the Scottish Press Awards 2010, and was runner-up this year.
He has been knighted. And he has got hitched. All he needs to do now is preside over a successful Edinburgh International Festival, his last but one, and 2013 really will be an annus mirabilis for this fiercely intelligent, mercurial, imaginative artistic director of the world’s most famous arts festival.