He taught in an East London Comprehensive for over six years before leaving as an educational audiologist specialising in high frequency deafness.
On giving up teaching he returned to the family home at Fuinary in Morvern before pursuing a number of jobs including writing for over ten news papers, writing a column for the Herald, and a daily cartoon strip for the Herald, Express and Week Magazine, running expeditions throughout the Hebrides, starting an energy advisory business and lecturing in Japan, Washington, New York and Mississippi where he was recently the writer in residence at Mississippi State University.
He was the senior President of the Speculative Society and is currently in line to be the President of Glasgow’s Nomad Society.
He has circled the world twice and has a particular interest in the Middle East. He is currently leading a project to bring two Palestinian nurses, one a Christian and one a Muslim out of the troubles to Scotland for the month of June..
Maxwell’s hobby is long distance sea rowing and he rowed from Skye to Iona, reporting on the socio-economics of the different islands for a number of papers.