Robin Laing is a professional musician and writer based in rural South Lanarkshire. He has been known to dip into the rich heritage of traditional Scottish songs but he is much better known as a songwriter and his songs, many of which have been taken up by other artists are on a wide variety of subjects.
He has toured extensively both in the UK, Europe and North America, Japan and New Zealand. He also performs a one-man show on the subject of Scotch whisky, bringing together two of Robin’s passions – folk song and whisky – a powerful combination!
When not exploring the purely cultural aspects of whisky, Robin chairs the Tasting Panel of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society and writes the tasting notes. He has also now published four books about whisky, firmly establishing him as Scotland’s Whisky Bard and an authority on the culture of whisky.