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Often found travelling, or in art galleries, watching obscure films, making home-made pasta, or accidentally burning the popcorn. I roughly identify as an artist, film-maker & writer, with a leaning towards social and political issues. 

You can find out more about my professional work at


So that's the 'formal' about bit done with.


I'm Catriona, or Trina or really whatever you like as long as it's not Catty.

I hope you find some of the things on here interesting.

I like art and philosophy and films and politics and food and travelling - so most of the stuff on here will be about those things, although I will occasionally write about things that border on kitsch.

This blog covers anything from Swedish indie music, to how to make pasta; from Wittgenstein, to film reviews; from travel guides to lifestyle ideas.

A few facts:

- My father is Irish (from around Limerick) , my mother is from Aberdeen in Scotland and I grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland.

- I usually think in colours.

- If you are into this sort of thing - I am an ENFP; an Enneagram type 4 (4w3); a Leo, with a moon in Capricorn, and a Scorpio rising/moon; a Blue on the colorcode; probably a Gryffindor, but I reckon I probably went to Beauxbatons...

- Coffee can usually be used as a bribe to get me to go anywhere.

- I want to be more 'outdoors-y' ( but often get put off by the rain and want to cuddle indoors with a book).

- I play the clarsach (a small celtic harp).

- I am a strong human rights activist and keen politics follower (also my parents met at Amnesty International, which I think is quite cool).

- I am partly named after the novel 'Catriona' which was Robert Louis Stevensons' follow-up to 'Kidnapped'. (He's also the guy who wrote 'Treasure Island'.)
In 'Catriona' - she travels to the Netherlands, which I only discovered after I started living in the Netherlands. In a strange twist of fate, I also found out at one point when I was working at the Edinburgh Printmakers Studio - that one of the printing presses there, was the one used to print the first edition of 'Treasure Island'.

- I want to learn as many languages as possible. Right now I want to learn Icelandic.

- I often need a cup of tea and a Harry Potter audio-book read by Stephen Fry to get me to sleep at night.

Stalking Options

Various stalking options are available:

The Ones I Actually Use (mostly)



My website
The Dots
The Freelancer Club
Talent Manager (for TV)
European Online Journalism Community
Angel List
Creative Commission 
Film Edinburgh Directory for TV Crew


Vimeo - (My film folio. Needs updating.)
YouTube - (also needs updating, thinking of starting YouTube 'properly' soon)
Soundcloud - (radio demos and soon will be harp sound-bites as-well)
MixCloud - (a complete collection of my radio shows / DJ sets)


Flickr - (needs updating)


Ideas Tap
Behance (nothing uploaded yet)
Art Portfolio (will be updated soon)



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