Colin MacDonald was brought up in Dornoch and Wick. He has written more than 30 hours of television, including the single films Sharpe’s Honour,
The Dunroamin Rising, Blue Murder, and The Wreck On The Highway. He has also written for the series Dr. Finlay, Para Handy, Casualty and Heartbeat.
He has written extensively for film (Calum’s Road, Ivanhoe, Weir of Hermiston) and stage (The Bones Boys, The Gowk Storm). He has also written 18 dramas for Radio 4 and Radio Scotland as well as the series Dark Fire, Dissolution, Sovereign and The Whole of The Moon. He tutors and mentors at Scotland’s Screen Academy in Edinburgh, and with the Arvon Foundation.