Hello. I’m Roger Stewart and this is my Random Treasure website.
About me: I’m a Londoner who arrived in Scotland as a student in 1967 and stayed on. Today, in so-called retirement, I lead a busy life taken up with voluntary work, gardening, cooking, childcare for the grandchildren, and taking the opportunity to realise, albeit belatedly, my two secret lifetime ambitions: to become an antique dealer and to become an author. These two interests have come together in my book Random Treasure – Antiques, Auctions and Alchemy, and in my Random Treasure Blog.
Back in the days when I used to go to work, I was a manager in public sector housing, higher education and health, then a business consultant, then a small business owner. Along the way, I collected an MA degree in English Language and Literature from the University of St Andrews; an MBA degree from the University of Edinburgh, and professional qualifications as a Chartered Secretary and in marketing.
I live in Edinburgh with my wife Frances. We have two lovely daughters and five perfect grandchildren.