Hello. I’m Hamish Brown, a journalist and audio professional with 25+ years experience. I’ve supplied training services for National Union of Journalists, Educational Institute of Scotland, NHS, plus many individual clients and firms. 

I currently run 1-day courses in Podcasting and WordPress. I’ve trained hundreds of people over the last 10 years, both in-person and via Zoom, and can help you to get up-and-running fast. All my courses feature a practical exercise. You will make a podcast or website as part of your day with me, and I’ll be on hand to provide one-to-one support and answer your specific questions throughout.

As an audio professional, I’ve recorded and mixed broadcast/podcast sound for clients including BBC, NPR, PRX, National Galleries, National Theatre and many more. I actively work on several podcasts every month, working from my own studio, and keep up with technology developments in the industry. I can advise on what equipment you need to get started – and what you don’t!

As a journalist and web developer, I’ve worked on websites for The Guardian, Scotsman, Sunday Herald, The List, National Galleries and with many other smaller clients – plus my own projects. I think WordPress is great, and I can help you understand this powerful and intuitive tool and get you underway in creating and updating your own website for your business, practice or project.

For in-person sessions, I work from my own training room in central Edinburgh, and can also travel to you. I also run courses and sessions via Zoom. Get in touch with any questions or book a place in an upcoming session via the form below!

Upcoming training sessions




    My overall learning experience on this course has been wonderful. I really enjoyed learning all about podcasting and I feel excited to progress with the skills I’ve gained through the sessions. The course was outlined clearly and Hamish delivered such an interesting and detailed course. I couldn’t recommend it enough to anyone thinking of taking the time out to learn – even as a complete beginner, like myself. Emma M

    Excellent session, thank you! Susan P

    Hamish was a fantastic tutor. I had an absolutely fantastic time on his course. I felt very proud to have achieved what I did after a day in an online classroom. I now have the skills to make a podcast for my organisation. I’d recommend this course to other people in a similar position, and I’d be interested in any follow-up advanced courses or courses on related skills. Lewis A

    Very interesting course that should prove to be useful in the years to come. Michael C

    This course was fantastic – not too in depth and covered everything from using the right mic to the final edit. Joanne W


    I would recommend Hamish. Excellent. I used his template to play around with a site and have now bought a site which goes live this weekend. Not a super duper site but one which is a start. Thanks to Hamish, I’m live. Nigel D

    I really enjoyed the WordPress course. Although, I had experience with WordPress, I had no experience of the new design and layout and it was like learning to use it all over again. Hamish was very accommodating and was more than happy to answer any questions we had. Caitlyn H

    Hamish is a patient and responsive tutor who worked hard to meet everyone’s needs. Thanks very much. Angie C