Refinery 29, April 12, 2017 It’s Friday night and I’m enjoying a well-earned wine and some trashy TV with one of my favourite people in the world. But it’s not my boyfriend on the sofa passing me crisps. It’s not even a reliable girlfriend or flatmate. It’s actually my mum, who I live with along […]
March 5 2017: Extremism on the march – Nazi shadow hangs over Germany’s resurgent far right
Sunday Herald, March 5 2017 AMONG all of Germany’s political parties the far-right Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) was the only one to cheer on Donald Trump’s surprise presidential victory. The party, founded just four years ago on the back of the Euro debt crisis, may appear to stand alone but it has managed to gain […]
February 17 2017: Helping refugees in Berlin – it’s no joke, but a Scots comedian is doing his bit
Positively Scottish, February 17 2017 For tens of thousands of refugees who have fled war-torn countries, settling into life in a European city like Berlin is not easy. But Scottish comedian and former DJ Neil Numb is hoping to give them something to laugh about. The 43-year-old from Edinburgh has teamed up with charity arts […]
October 12 2016: Double helping of dance with Scottish Ballet
The Evening Express, October 12 2016 There’s flying jackets, big joyful movements and lots of whistling.
September 30 2016: Kinks show is a rock ‘n’ roll fantasy
The Evening Express, September 30 2016 It’s not every day a job interview involves a visit from one of the UK’s greatest rock stars.
September 9 2016: Aberdeen DJs at heart and soul of 70s sound
The Evening Express, September 9 2016 It could have gone either way for Steve Willox.
July 5 2016: Fighting to win back trust: Inside Aberdeen’s crematorium
The Evening Express, July 5 2016 Families are gathering at the front of Hazlehead Crematorium as they get ready to say goodbye to their loved one.
April 22 2016: Exclusive: Noel Gallagher speaks on Aberdeen and rowies ahead of AECC gig
The Evening Express, April 22 2016 There can’t be much in this world that leaves Noel Gallagher speechless.
February 11 2016: Films like Spotlight remind us how important journalism is
The Evening Times opinion column, February 11 2016 There is only one thing I love more than a good Hollywood movie. And that’s a good Hollywood movie about journalism.
February 3 2016: ‘I had a season ticket for the hospital’ – Read how five Glasgow men battled through addictions and homelessness
The Evening Times / Herald Scotland, February 3 2016 A group of men, including an ex-naval officer, have spoken out about battling addictions and living on the streets of Glasgow in a bid to help others.
January 3 2016: Syrian refugees: ‘It feels like we never left our families back in Syria because of the warm welcome we received in Scotland’
Father-of-four Mohammad Ahmad turns to the baby of the family – his youngest son Omar – to ask if he’s happy in Paisley.
December 20 2015: Look, no Hans … How Scots comedians are stealing the limelight in Berlin’s stand-up scene
The Sunday Herald, December 20 2015 Scots have been the punchline of jokes in Germany for decades thanks to the tired old tight-fisted stereotype.