In the Line of Duty: Building a Memorial to the Unsung Canine Heroes of WW1

Published by Positively Scottish. They are the forgotten heroes of the Great War, thousands of dedicated individuals who more than played their part on the front line. But now a crowdfunding campaign is under way to provide a permanent memorial to the Airedale Terriers near the Scottish base where their training began, at East Haven in […]

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Interview on Scran, Trainspotting and more with Pendora Magazine

Earlier this month, I was approached by Pendora, an online literary magazine, to be interviewed about my little short story series, Scran, as well as Trainspotting, Scottish literature and more. A big thank you to Himanshu Goel for conducting the interview. Here is what we talked about: Q. Just going through your blog and social […]

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Interview: The Gorbals Vampire Playwright Johnny McKnight

Published by Glasgowist. Over 60 years after the notorious Gorbals vampire was said to be creeping around ‘the gravy’ in the Southern Necropolis, a new play on the dramatic real-life events by Johnny McKnight is set to hit the Citizens Theatre this weekend. In 1954, the rumour mill churned out the tale of a monster […]

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Writing Diary: Mid-Internship Blog

I am now half way through my summer project with the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland to write and self-publish a series of Scottish short stories. As part of my accompanying internship with the Research Interns at Strathclyde programme, I had to write a mid-internship reflective blog talking about the challenges and successes […]

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moon child // Summer Update

So, it’s not *technically* summer yet. But when it’s 30 degrees in Scotland, it is summer. My classes have come to an end and I (luckily) only had one exam which is all done and dusted, so I’m finished for third year and off until September. Internship Knowing I’d have a lot of time off […]

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moon child // Burns Window Project

In commemoration of Scottish poet Robert Burns and in celebration of Burns Night (January 25th), The Globe Inn in Dumfries, said to be Burns favourite pub, held their annual Burns Window Project last month. To take part in the project, Burns fans and poets were asked to write their entry on white paper with a […]

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‘moon child’ 2015 Blogging in Review

Here it is, my last blog post of 2015. A lot has happened this year and, overall, it’s been a great year! In 2015, I have started blogging more, I’ve had a short story published by Devolution Z, I’ve managed to keep on top of my studies and pass all my assessments, I’ve tried more […]

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Interview: Jennifer Mcgregor on Crohn’s Disease and Adaptive Clothing

Earlier this month, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to interview 22-year-old Jennifer Mcgregor, an inspirational student who is carrying on the legacy of her late brother Duncan by building an adaptive fashion line for those with medical conditions which affect how they are able to wear clothing. Jennifer, originally from Clydebank, was […]

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