paul_quizmediaI’m Dr Paul and I am a professional quizmaster.

Currently I’m based in near Edinburgh and on the internet, both here on dpquizlive.co.uk and on Facebook.

Regular Quizzes

My regular pub quiz nights run in and around Edinburgh. Click here for details, or get in touch if you want me to come and run stuff in your boozer.

Live Events

If you need to entertain people, I can help you prepare and present a Live Quiz Event which works well as corporate entertainment or team building.

As a professional quizmaster, you can trust me to deliver a high-quality occasion for eveyone to remember.


If you have a local business which needs more exposure, you could consider cash-free advertising on our quiz sheets, which will put your name in front of hundreds of local people per month (for 2 hours at a time) in return for prizes such as vouchers.

Get in touch with me to find out more


In 1996, after a few year DJ-ing and working for BBC Radio Scotland, I noticed a gap in the market for pub quizzes that were run professionally. The marketplace for quizmasters then (and still today) was dominated by amateurs

Sunday Post appearance
Sunday Post appearance

Starting in 1996 with pub shows, I developed engaging formats to move quizzes on from their stale image and quickly built a following in Glasgow.

Soon I was making a full time income from pub quizzes and this eventually resulted in recruiting and training other quizmasters to cover all the quiz gigs which kept coming in.

Dr Paul's 'How-To' Quizmaster Manual
Dr Paul's 'How-To' Quizmaster Manual

More recently, I took a sabbatical in Greece where I wrote my ‘How-To’ guide for up and coming quizmasters.

This is the first and so far the only guide to making a living as a quizmaster. Selling on the internet, the book explains how to approach quizmastering professionally and how to get the best out of it.

As of 2011, I am now based in Edinburgh, running quizzes for various customers and looking to help others improve their businesses through quizzing.