About us


Shorthand PR was created by Adam Morris in the summer of 2020, shortly after he left his role as director of communications for the Scottish Conservative party.

Adam worked as a journalist in Scotland for eight years, starting his career at the Fife Herald in Cupar before moving to the Edinburgh Evening News, where he held a number of positions including award-winning health reporter and assistant news editor.

In 2012 he moved to the Scottish Conservative press office, being promoted to head of media in 2015.

Throughout his eight years in Scottish politics he worked on the successful referendum campaign to keep Scotland in the UK in 2014, as well as the 2016 Scottish elections where the party increased their MSPs from 15 to 31, and the 2017 General Election when the number of MPs rose from one to 13.

After running the media campaign for the successful election of Douglas Ross as Scottish Conservative leader, he left to set up his own venture in Shorthand PR.

Since that point, the company has worked with a range of clients including campaign groups, charities, businesses and politicians.

They have all enjoyed notable and prominent media coverage as a result, helping them achieve their own aims and ambitions.

Adam is also on the board of editors of Scotland's justice and social affairs magazine, 1919.

We work with a range of experienced consultants specialising in a number of areas to help meet your requirements.

To see more of the work Shorthand PR has produced, get in touch to request a media pack.