96-year-old Retiree-Turned-Author Is PR Success

by Catriona Conway-Mortimer

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Success Of 96-Year-Old Author Mr Glen’s Debut Novel Helps Secure Media Success For Scottish PR Agency


Scottish PR agency Holyrood PR promotes client Bield's story on 96-year-old retired author Mr Glen as he publishes his first book.Photo credit: The Daily Record

A 96-YEAR-OLD Glaswegian has just published his first novel – which centres on a fight between South American drug barons.

William Glen, a tenant at Bield’s Carntyne Gardens retirement housing, developed a love of writing after retiring from work as a plumber and has spent months writing and planning his book titled ‘After the Panic’ which is now available on Kindle.

News of Mr Glen’s achievement has been a hit with titles around Scotland and further afield, with publications such as The Times, The Herald and The Scotsman picking up the story. The Daily Record even conducted a follow-up interview with Mr Glen after reading about his success.

Highlights from the campaign include:

  • 49 press cuttings from titles across the UK
  • Hits in some of the Scotland’s most widely read national titles including The Times, I, The Scotsman, The Herald, Metro (Scotland) and the Daily Record
  • Key regional print coverage in titles including the Midlothian Advertiser and the Glasgow Evening Times
  • Online coverage on sites such as glasgowlive.co.uk and fifetoday.co.uk

At Holyrood PR we ensure that every story, like this one issued on behalf of our client Bield, successfully reaches the right readership. You can read the original press release here.

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Catriona Conway-Mortimer, account executive with Holyrood PR in Edinburgh, Scotland

Catriona Conway-Mortimer

Catriona Conway-Mortimer is part of the award-winning PR team at Scottish public relations agency, Holyrood PR in Edinburgh

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