David Betteridge is the author of Granny Albyn’s Complaint (Smokestack Books, 2008), a collection of poems celebrating Glasgow and its radical traditions, and the editor of A Rose Loupt Oot (Smokestack Books, 2011), a compilation of poems, songs, prose memoirs, photographs and cartoons about the 1971-2 UCS work-in on Clydeside. With the designer Tom Malone, he has also produced a series of poetry pamphlets published by Rhizome Press. One of these, Countervailing, was shortlisted for the 2011 Callum Macdonald Award, and is an elegy for the crew of the Solway Harvester, a scallop dredger lost at sea in 2000. Lost & Won/Won & Lost (2014) takes as its subject matter the years running up to the Independence Referendum on 18 September, 2014.
Now retired, David Betteridge has taught in a variety of educational establishments, and worked as a teacher-trainer in Scotland, as well as overseas. With Andrew Wright and others, he has written several books on English Language teaching, including Games for Language Learning (Cambridge University Press, 1979, 1984, 2006).