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Interview with Stuart Murdoch from Belle and Sebastian

November 22, 2012 by


Stuart Murdoch is BEST known as the lead singer and songwriter of indie pop band Belle and Sebastian, whose wistful songs have earned them a cult following in the UK and abroad. If your a fan of Murdoch’s music, you’ll know that they’re full of often melancholic stories of young life and love, with well […]

Two new radio pieces about Margo MacDonald’s assisted suicide bill

November 5, 2012 by


Campaigners from across Europe gathered at the Royal Society of Edinburgh last Friday to mark European Right to Die Day, and to launch Margo MacDonald’s Assisted Suicide Bill. This is MacDonald’s second attempt to change the law – her first proposal in 2010 was heavily defeated, by 85 votes to 16. But with recent high […]

Emma Thompson launches new Peter Rabbit Book

August 31, 2012 by


I’ve just been at the launch of “The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit” which has been written by the actress Emma Thompson to mark the 110th anniversary of the first Peter Rabbit book written by Potter. The new story, beautifully illustrated by Eleanor Taylor, sees Peter carted of to Scotland on an adventure, meeting some […]

Photos from the BBC Festival Café – Week 1

August 12, 2012 by


I’ve spent most of this week working for the BBC Festival Café show, for  which a live show for two weeks during the Edinburgh Festival. As well as acting as a photographer, I’ve been co-ordinating multimedia coverage of the shows, including video and audio, with help of Sheryl Gribben and runner Maria Smith, who has […]

BBC Culture Cafe – a look at the new Edinburgh Scultpure Workshop

July 4, 2012 by


Last week I had the chance to revisit Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop in north Edinburgh, and to see the new building that is now their home. I was there to do a recording for BBC Radio Scotland’s Culture Café show – you can hear the piece on Iplayer by following this link.  The new building, which […]

BBC Scotland – Occupy Edinburgh Artist Ewan Smith

January 17, 2012 by


My latest radio piece has just been broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland’s Culture Cafe show – an interview with a young artist, Ewan Smith. Ewan has become the unofficial artist of the Occupy Edinburgh Camp. He’s been inspired by the protest movement to paint his own versions of revolutionary classics, but blended with the logos […]

Digital saturation – does it help or hinder creativity?

December 23, 2011 by


We live in a world super-saturated with stimuli. The internet, wifi, smartphones, free sheet papers, advertising, radio, tv…particularly those of us living in cities use are bombarded by so much information and noise. But does the constant flow of data and ideas help or hinder us in our creativity? Are we missing out on the […]