Aidan Smith

Aidan SmithBorn and brought up in Edinburgh, a journalist since leaving school, Aidan Smith started out as an ambulance-chasing cub-reporter for the Dalkeith Advertiser, moved on to the Edinburgh Evening News, then Scotland’s biggest selling paper the Daily Record and back to Edinburgh six years ago with The Scotsman.

Since 2004 he has been Senior Feature Writer at Scotland On Sunday, while continuing to write a weekly (Hibs-dominated) football column for The Scotsman. In the most recent Bank of Scotland Press Awards, he was nominated for Arts and Entertainment Writer of the Year.

Books by Aidan Smith

Union Jock

In Union Jock, Aidan Smith investigates the age-old England-Scotland enmity, both on and off the football field. The Scots may have suffered at the hands of the Auld Enemy for centuries – Braveheart, Culloden, Jimmy Hill calling David Narey’s goal a ‘toe-poke’ (against Brazil in the 1982 World Cup, top right-hand corner) – but now they’re a nation on the rise, with a spanking new parliament to prove it. But what do the fans, players, politicians, and Sassenach invaders really think about their English neighbours? Would supporting England be a denial of their Scottishness?

World Rights: Yellow Jersey Press


Fever Pitch meets ‘Faking It’ – a Hibs supporter follows city rivals Hearts for a season

You can change your house, your car, your political affiliations and your partner, but your football team is one of life’s constants, right? Wrong. What if you were to change sides, sleep with the enemy, sup Bovril from the devil’s cup? Aidan Smith, a lifelong Hibs fan, takes up the challenge …

Scotland on Sunday

‘An excellent writer … It’s good to be able to report that this book is a decided triumph’
Irvine Welsh, The Scotsman

World Rights: Birlinn

Aidan Smith is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Stan –