Heather spent 12 years as a foley artist/ designer within the BBC Scotland radio drama department where she worked on numerous award winning radio plays for BBC Radio 3, 4 and 7 and most recently performed foley live in front of an audience for the BBC Arts and Radio 3 pop up drama studio at the Summerhall as part of the festival fringe. She has also played a significant role in Scottish
broadcasting as a sound supervisor, recordist and assistant on a number of high profile televised programs.
Heather is a guest lecturer at Edinburgh College of Art teaching foley and sound design and is a member of the Scottish Neuro diverse Performance Network, Wildlife Sound Recording Society and a joint founder of the Scotland Audio Group.Play Sound
Heather was one of eight women picked for the Stellar Quines Sound Design M****r Classes Sound Design for theatre residency scheme which promoted the training and development of professional female sound designers to hone their skills for theatre works.Play Sound
Recent collaborators across art platforms include Mariem Omari, Mark Jeary, Emma Davie, Lucas Kao, Eleanor Capaldi, Nick Grant, Jez Riley French and Fraser Morton. This summer, Heather was announced as a recipient of the Creative Scotland Create:Inclusion award. The funding will go towards the research and development of a new mixed media stage production/installation exploring neurodiversity and Southern Scottish history.Play Sound
Is Heather’s first language. It’s how she primarily communicates with the world. To experience more click below..
To Heather, sound is a language we all know but rarely tap into. It provides ways of communicating with others and our environment without the mutter of a word or a flash of an image as cue. It can allow us to tap into worlds and formulate stories through the use of rhythm, texture and layering of audible time, place, space and movement.More
Along with her sound design expertise during her 12 year career, Heather has also carved a key role in broadcast sound. Through training and development at BBC Scotland she has worked on a number of high profile programming in both radio and television. She has a wealth of experience in in house studio and outside broadcasting production across the genres of sports, light entertainment, quiz shows, children's, party political broadcasting, factual and documentaryMore