Former Daily Record colleagues collaborate on history writers’ website

TWO former Daily Record colleagues have worked together again on a just-launched online magazine promoting an association for history writers.

Robert (Bob) Low was Martin Kielty’s first boss at the Scottish title during the early 1990s. Although they’ve gone their separate ways since then, Low became an author of historical fiction – just at the same Kielty began writing about rock music in books and magazines.

The Historical Writers’ Association’s online magazine, Galleria, is the result of the pair collaborating again – Low as editor, Kielty as designer.

Says Low (pictured right), both were involved in the launch of the Daily Record’s website, in 1995.

He added: “I helped pioneer the online content of newspapers while I was with the Record and it’s good to get into some journalism again, right at the 21st century end. I can’t think of a better person to work with than Martin, who frequently saved me from the worst excesses of myself. It is equally good to be working in conjunction with the HWA, an organisation I helped found and which now contains upwards of a hundred of the best published names in historical writing as well as hundreds more who one day will be.”

Added Kielty (pictured left): “Time and time againm I’ve returned to the deep-end education I received at the Record back in those days. Bob was one of the first from whom I learned – not just how do to newspapers, but how to do them with character and attitude. It’s fun to be working again as a wee team, the way we started out, although it remains challenging. I wouldn’t have it any other way.”