David Hutchison

David Hutchison

David Hutchison is a Scottish artist, filmmaker and writer.

His most recent exhibition was Medical Inspirations, 2019.

He wrote/directed the award-winning feature Graders and comedy horror Baobhan Sith.

In April 2020 he launched historical novel The Book of Skulls and Gaelic picturebook Càit An Dèan Mi Mo Nead?.

He is currently developing The Book of Skulls as a TV series, dark comedy feature Kore and a series of East Lothian landscapes.

Flying Sheep Publishing

Flying Sheep Publishing

Latest releases from Flying Sheep Publishing.


Baobhan Sith streamed

Baobhan Sith

Filmmaker Senga Sutherland is hired by island owner Laird Clate to make a horror film about a family curse, but she's really after footage of his rare bog bloater plant for her carnivorous plants documentary. When on the eve of departure to the island estranged daughter Freya turns up, Senga persuades her to come along on a sort of working holiday. Little do they know that the curse is real and the laird will do anything to remove it from his family....but unfortunately curses don't come with instructions.

Baobhan Sith is now available to stream on Amazon and Vimeo On Demand



Polish artist Ania works in a restaurant while her sister Celina busks on the streets of Edinburgh. When recruitment consultant Lem offers Celina a job in a fish factory in the Highlands, she travels to the remote peninsula of Innisaig, where she then disappears. Ania travels to Innisaig to look for Celina, but instead finds her sister's precious guitar. Knowing that her sister would never leave it behind she realises that something is really wrong and she is compelled to investigate further.

Graders is now available to stream on Amazon


Coming Home

Fidra 2, acrylic on recycled board,127x107cm

My new painting Fidra (2) has been accepted into the Aberdeen Artist Society exhibition Coming Home. Due to covid the exhibition will be online and opens on 20th June, 2020.

It is one of a series of landscapes from around Yellowcraigs in East Lothian. Painted in acrylic on recycled board.

The Book of Skulls

The Book of Skulls

A Victorian tale of gender-bending, hidden identity, obsession and gruesome murder, set in Edinburgh's Old Town.

1875. Liz Moliette; a poor orphan of unknown heritage, and Amulya Patel; from a wealthy Indian family, are the only female students at the Edinburgh Medical School, where a hostile attitude towards women is driven by Professor Atticus. However Liz and Amulya have allies in fellow student Campbell Preeble, The Reekie reporter Hector Findlay and the charming Dr Paul Love.

In dire need of funds, Liz becomes assistant to gruff lecturer and police surgeon Dr Florian Blyth. When a series of grisly murders take place the doctor and Liz help Inspector Macleod in his investigation, which leads to the Edinburgh Asylum, the Burry Man festival and the quack science of phrenology

The search for the killer comes dangerously close to Liz as she uncovers her own family secrets.

This first book in the Doctresses series launched on 24th April 2020. Available in paperback and ebook at most outlets (hardback coming soon). Order on:

There are readings from the April 2020 online launch on the Facebook page.

Interview and reading at Noir at the Bar on Thurs 4th June 2020

Reading and discussion at Pop-Up Submissions LIVE on Sunday 14th June 2020

Broken Bow

Broken Bow

Book 2 in the Seordag Stories series launched 3.6.2020

Set in the small crofting community of Assynt (in NW Sutherland), the story interweaves the modern and ancient. When Blarag the Cow Fiddle breaks her bow Seordag the TV Hen enlists her chicks and friends to find a way to help. Can the chicks win a contest and buy a new bow and can Flossie the Flying Sheep get them there in time?

Available at Amazon.co.uk

More outlets and Gaelic version coming soon.

Where Will I Make My Nest?

Where Will I Make My Nest

Children's picturebook adventure about a hen looking for a place to make a nest.

Set in the small crofting community of Assynt (in NW Sutherland), the story interweaves the modern and ancient. Seordag is a metal hen with a TV set body. On her quest to find a place to make her nest, Seordag encounters a helpful seagull, a cow-fiddle, an accordian sheep, a talking cement mixer and Marlene, the hardy crofter. Seordags’ new friends help her to make a fabulous hen house where she lays three eggs. They hatch into mobile phone chicks and they have a grand ceilidh.

Gaelic and English versions now on Amazon.