Ramsay is an award-winning writer, journalist, print and digital editor in the fields of travel, luxury, fashion, music, art and architecture.
His work regularly appears in Condé Nast Traveler, The Guardian, FT Magazine, Tank, The Telegraph, The Independent, Canvas, Bidoun, Bespoke, Time Out, BA Highlife, Quintessentially, Voyager, Impressions, Easyjet Traveller, Esquire, J Magazine, American Way, The National, Variety and more.
A Middle East specialist, he spent eight years reporting in Beirut as Lebanon correspondent for The Daily Telegraph, features editor for local paper of record The Daily Star and founding Editor-in-Chief for Time Out Beirut. During the Israeli-Lebanese war of 2006 he covered the conflict for The Guardian, The Telegraph, his blog BeirutLive, and regularly appeared on Sky News, BBC Radio 4’s and Newsnight. In August 2006 while on assignment in Beirut's heavily bombarded southern suburbs Ramsay was kidnapped and held for 24 hours by local militia before being released. He is currently writing a book about his experiences.
In 2007 Ramsay returned to London to take up a role as the Editor-in-Chief and Co-Publisher of Let's Go, the inflight travel magazine for Europe's largest airline Ryanair, until 2015.
In 2016 he founded the creative change agency FuturePunk, working with organisations to create visual and editorial narratives and beautifully crafted matter to communicate effectively their values and ideas. To date clients have included The Natural History Museum, Aïshti Department Store, Le Cool and Ultravilla among others.
Ramsay is also known for his work with his friend, chef and travel personality, the late Anthony Bourdain, with whom he produced and appeared in the Emmy-nominated No Reservations – Beirut (2006), No Reservations – Back To Beirut (2010) – both for The Travel Channel, and Parts Unknown with Anthony Bourdain – Beirut (2015). Read about his time with Tony here.
Ramsay holds an MA with Honours in History from the University of Edinburgh, an MA with Distinction in International Relations & History from the London School of Economics and a PostGrad Diploma with Distinction in Print Journalism from the London College of Printing.
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