Personal Information

  • Member for: South Scotland
  • Party: Scottish National Party
  • Date of Birth:

Personal Interests:
Family, Visual art, History, Soul music.

Professional Memberships:
Women in Journalism

Additional Information:
Scottish Journalist of the Year 1999 (Newspaper Press Awards)
Oliver Brown Award 2011
Parliamentary species champion for the adder, via Scottish Environmental Link.


    St Columba's Comprehensive, Greenock
    James Watt FE College, Greenock
    MA (Hons) in Scottish History and Economic History, Glasgow University
    Postgraduate Diploma in Newspaper Journalism, City University, London

    Career History:

    Former columnist and commentator for the Sunday Times and the Herald
    Former Deputy Editor of the Herald
    Former Editor of the Sunday Times Scotland
    Former columnist and commentator for the Scotsman 
    Weekly columnist with the Daily Record

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