Fiona Armstrong

Fiona Armstrong is an award-winning broadcaster and writer. A former ITN and BBC news presenter and reporter, her work has taken her to Africa, Cambodia, America and right across Europe. She focusses on news and current affairs and has made films on subjects ranging from the environment to politics - to social issues. She fronted the American NBC business show, ‘Executive Lifestyles’ and on the features side, has presented programmes on antiques and cooking. She is a well-known angler and presented a TV series, “Fiona on Fishing”, as well as Sky TV’s “Tight Lines” programme. Celtic history is an interest - she has a PHD in ‘Highlandism’ - and she has made films on Scottish clans. She is currently presenting ‘Border Life’, a weekly current affairs programme for ITV Border.

Fiona writes columns for Scottish, American and Australian magazines and newspapers. She has penned two fishing books and two cook books and and is currently working on a book about Queen Victoria and Scottish Victorian aristocratic life.

Fiona sits on the board of the University of Central Lancashire. She is a judge on the Lakeland Book of the Year and is patron of the Bookmark Book Festival. She is involved with several other charities, including the NSPCC, Angling for Youth Development, Second Chance. As Lady MacGregor of MacGregor Fiona is married to the Chief of Clan Gregor. She is the Lord Lieutenant of Dumfries. Her hobbies are fishing, cooking – and walking her two naughty dogs.