writer, performer, musician, wine drinker


Hello! Hei! Hola!

I’m Andrew C Ferguson, a writer, poet, musician and, yes, seeker of the perfect wine to go with haggis, based in the Scottish Lowlands. I’m married with one daughter and work in local government as a day job.

This is a site mainly about my creative life – so if you’re looking for answers about common good law, I’m afraid you won’t find them here. You could if you like buy my common good law book …

I’m also on Facebook and Twitter. I do have a Myspace account but tend not to use it these days. My Soundcloud presence is one of the main places you can hear what I’m about now.

My novel, The Wrong Box, is published on April 20th, and you can currently pre-order the Kindle Edition on Amazon. You can read more about it on my Books page.


As a musician, I perform as part of the duo Tribute to Venus Carmichael in the main, although I’m also now a proud member of Isaac Brutal and the Brutalists. Please do mosey on over to the sister site on Venus: if you’d like a free download of 5 of our singer-songwriter tracks, go to  or, if spoken word and music’s more your thing, check out my solo project, which now consists of a solo album which you can download or order by post for free, in return for a contribution to a refugee charity:


…and email me at venus[dot]carmichael[at] gmail[dot] com.

A (relatively) recent article by Peter Ross about the spoken word scene in Scotland was exceedingly nice about me.

I also feature reading Dylan’s Visions of Johanna on a video taken from the excellent event The Ghost of William Shatner organised by my pal and long-term collaborator, Gavin Inglis.

Poems such as Morningside, Trophy and Camera Obscura are the types of things I have written as a poet.

One of my Spanish friends recently described me as: “polifacético,…. escritor, músico, agricultor de sueños, bohemio a tiempo partido, buscador de la belleza allí donde en apariencia los demás no logran verla.”  I’d settle for that. I particularly like the dream farming bit.



8 responses to “About

  1. Thom Hickey July 6, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Thanks Andrew. Pleased to have encountered you here. Lots to investigate. Regards from Thom at the immortal jukebox (plugged in now).

  2. Laura July 5, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    I would love to buy your common good law book Andrew, I’ve been trying…where, oh where might I find it?

  3. Fiona Thom October 8, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    I think I may have read that common good law book when I was part of the Land Registration Bill team in a previous life…

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