Interview with Nick Drainey

What’s your name and where do you come from? Nick Drainey, freelance journalist based in Linlithgow, West Lothian

Tell us a little bit about the publication(s) you work for? I write for all the nationals as well as magazines and my website I also have walking columns in The Scots Magazine and Scotland on Sunday

When is the best time of day/week/month for someone to pitch a story to you? Anytime is good but first thing is best, when I am planning my day

Do you need a press release or will a well thought out pitch email be enough for a story to get written? Press releases are ok but a good pitch is far better

How many press releases do you receive on a weekly basis (roughly speaking)? About 50

Name one of your favourite start-ups? Loch Tay Safaris


Quick Fire Round! 

Apple or Android? Android

Mac or PC? PC

Apples for hands or melons for feet? Apples for hands

Name two chocolate bars you would put together to make a super bar Flake and Lion

Nick Drainey is a freelance journalist who works from Linlithgow, near Edinburgh for the nationals and magazines, writing about all things rural Scotland – from farming to hill walking, deer stalking to salmon farming. He also has a website where he promotes walking columns in Scotland on Sunday and The Scots Magazine.