About Claire

Claire DoughtyClaire is known for her attention to detail, can spot a story a mile off and knows what will and won’t work in the media.

She’s a multi-award-winning writer and worked for local newspaper publisher Scottish Provincial Press for 10 years, latterly as chief reporter for the Highland News in Inverness.

She is equally happy writing for the local press or national newspapers and magazines and has a bulging book of contacts in all media genres.

If she were a superhero she would be Grammar Girl. She has avoided eating in some establishments as the use of poor grammar and spelling left a bad taste in her mouth.

Claire prides herself on her clear communication skills. She is feisty and once she has the bit between her teeth it’s hard to get her to drop. She is equally happy working with big corporate clients or individuals needing to tap into her skills.

The best lesson she learnt at school was: “If you’re not sure, ask!”

Claire lives in Moray with her partner Ewan, two children and dog Lizzy. She has a passion for all things French and longs to buy another Citroen 2CV. Her sanctuary is her garden and her plant buying compulsion is akin to most women’s addiction to shoes.


About Marc

Marc HindleyMarc has worked as a production journalist all over the north of Scotland, from Argyll to Wick and Skye to Banff since the late eighties.

He was chief sub editor at the Highland News and a web editor of 12 titles in the Scottish Provincial Press group. While there, he developed in-house training courses for sub editors in Quark Xpress and Adobe InDesign.

He has also freelanced as a writer and photographer for such titles as Land Rover Monthly, Motor Boats Monthly and Personal Computer World.

Marc’s interest in technology created opportunities for him to diversify into digital and he left printed newspapers behind to start a web marketing consultancy, Canary Dwarf, in 2008.

But he didn’t leave journalism behind, and created one of Scotland’s first news aggregation services on the web, Moray Firth Live, for which he won a national social media award in 2009.

Marc brings his experience in digital marketing to Chit Chat PR, where publicity and marketing go hand-in-hand to create the perfect mix for modern-day businesses looking for all-round visibility.

Marc lives in Forres with his wife and three children, and is currently trying to tame a psychotic panther, or at least that’s how he describes the latest addition to his family, a black labrador.