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About Theresa

Theresa Talbot is an author, radio broadcaster, podcaster and gardener. Best known, by many as the voice of traffic and travel for BBC Radio Scotland, and host of The Tartan Noir Show podcast.

A graduate of Glasgow University, Theresa’s dreams of becoming a rich and famous author were thwarted by a domestic necessity to pay the rent. Instead she toiled in a number of jobs including Medical Rep, Pepsi Challenge Girl and Library Assistant, before an eavesdropped conversation on the 66 bus led her into a career in radio.

In a broadcasting career spanning 25 years, she’s covered The Dunblane Tragedy, the death of Princess Diana and the case of Harold Shipman among others.

She’s also been a freelance comedy writer, produced music documentaries for both Radio Scotland and Radio 2, presented The Beechgrove Potting Shed and even sang for Children in Need – for which she offers her sincere apologies.

As an author and presenter Theresa is in high demand to chair at events and book festivals across the country, hosting the likes of Graham Norton, Alan Titchmarsh, Marian Keyes and Ashley Jensen. She also runs creative writing workshops and offers presentation skills for authors & corporate clients.

A trained garden designer & horticulturist, Theresa also runs her own Garden Design Consultancy business and can be found most days up to her knees in mud.

She has hobbies but reckons no-one’s really interested in reading about her yoga, upholstery or soup making. Oh, and she also knows all forty-two words that Glaswegians have for rain.