One of the many things I’ve learned since moving to Germany is that politics doesn’t start and end with the UK. Obviously world politics has always been interesting – and is a hyped-up crazy spectacle right now – but I feel the UK is fairly inward looking. It always frustrated me that the newspaper industry in Scotland, […]
What it’s like to live with your parents at thirty
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 […]
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.
October 8 2015: Refugees are part of our communities so we must change the way we think about them
The Evening Times opinion column, October 8 2015 Right now and in the coming weeks refugees will be trying to settle into life in Glasgow and other parts of Scotland.
March 20 2014: The world is confusing when you were born in 1986 instead of 1926
The Evening Times opinion column, March 20 2014 If you’re only as young as you feel then I’m afraid I’ve gone the other way … because I’m getting on for about 74.