James Crawford is a writer and broadcaster. His first major work of non-fiction, the critically acclaimed Fallen Glory: The Lives and Deaths of the World's Greatest Lost Buildings, was shortlisted as best non-fiction book at the 2016 Saltire Awards.
In 2018 he scripted and presented the three-part BBC One documentary series Scotland from the Sky. Series Two broadcasts in April and May 2019. He has also written a number of other books including Who Built Scotland: A History of the Nation in 25 Buildings, Above Scotland, Victorian Scotland, Scotland's Landscapes, and Aerofilms: A History of Britain from Above.