Welcome to my home page. I’m Roy Pedersen, writer, publisher, illustrator and founding proprietor of Pedersen Consulting. I am based in Inverness, the capital of the beautiful Scottish Highlands and you will find details of my products and services on the following pages.

The driving aim behind my professional activities is Scotland’s economic and cultural renaissance within it’s international setting. I currently serve on the Scottish Government’s Expert Ferries Group, and chair the Inshes Community Association and Ainmean Aite na h-Alba, which determines the official form of Scottish Gaelic place names.


A new edition of Pentland Hero is now available.

Pentland Hero has been out of print for some time and is much sought after. It describes how, against huge odds quietly spoken Orkney Farmer’s son, Andrew Banks created the cheap, frequent short sea crossing to Orkney. He did this without a penny of public funding and in the face of predatory competition from a heavily subsidised state-owned operator an a sustained campaign to undermine his efforts. That his new state of the art catamaran Pentalina has proved to be a tremendous success, is a testament to Andrew’s grit and determination.

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