The World’s First Bicycle is inspired by Kirkpatrick Macmillan, from Dumfries-shire who (arguably) invented the world’s first bicycle. Also a fiddler, an organist, and part-time dentist, he worked as a blacksmith in the tiny village of Keirmill back in the 19th century. This story is about Kirkpatrick trying to win a bet between him & Jim, his sceptical friend to prove his “velocipede… of ingenious design” is worthy of the road!

Watch the Worlds First Bicycle here.

Rock Opera  fuses geology with music, centring around James Hutton, seen through the eyes of Sarah, a 12 year old girl.  Dynamic Earth commissioned a game and app which you can download here.


I’m  drawn to the world of animation and blessed with the good fortune of working with animators such as Kate Charter,  Jim Stirk, Adam Gierasimuik and  Clare Lamond on great projects such as Unsung Stories.

I work alongside young people exploring self-expression and emotional communication through creativity. Go to the Hoda Page if you wish to see more examples or get in touch with me here if you want to find out more.