Video – Completing the Everest-Tinto Challenge

September 17, 2012
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The moment when Michael Macloed and I completed the gruelling Everest-Tinto Challenge...

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September 16, 2012
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Originally posted on The Radio Doc Blog:
This week I attended three radio training courses with Ian Peacock at the BBC Scotland HQ in Glasgow. Ian could not have a more appropriate surname – the kind of radio he makes is colourful, creative, and bursts out of nowhere, demanding your attention. The three sessions focused…

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September 10, 2012
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Originally posted on The Radio Doc Blog:
I’m reading Sound Design by David Sonnenschein, a book which explores more creative, esoteric and philosophical approaches to gathering and manipulating sound. One of the many exercises in the book suggests that you gather five familiar, everyday sounds, each one with a different emotional significance or meaning, and…

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Faerie pools, canoeing and selkies on the Isle of Skye

September 10, 2012
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On impulse I took of to the West Coast of Scotland this weekend, visiting the Isle of Skye for the first time. It’s an epic drive to get there (I feel like I spent most of the weekend behind the wheel) but having a small camper van meant I could sleep on the way, spending […]

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NENgaging the Inverleith community with social media

September 6, 2012
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Feedback from participants in the first NENgage session

Last week we held our first ever NENgage session at Stockbridge Library. NENgage is a new project I’m running with blogger, writer and broadcaster Emily Dodd that aims to pass on social media skills like blogging, online video, and simple data journalism to community groups. It’s backed by the North Edinburgh News with funding from […]

Photography Portfolio – Dynamic Portraiture

September 6, 2012
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I’m hoping to embark on a new project soon involving photography portraits, and thought it might be valuable to gather some of my work in one place. As those of you who follow my blog regularly will know, I am primarily a radio and multimedia journalist, but I take a keen interest in photography, and […]

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Everest-Tinto Completed!

September 2, 2012
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I’ve just completed the Everest-Tinto challenge with Michael Macleod – sevens and a half times up and down Tinto Hill, just like climbing Everest, but with more sheep and less snow. It’s been a great weekend, with ascents interspersed with great food (including wild Chantarelle mushrooms), good company, and beers round the campfire last night. […]

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