Australian animals rights activist James Aspey coming to Scotland

A Scottish Animal rights activist is delighted that well known Australia activist James Aspey is in Scotland this week to spread more awareness about cruelty towards animals. Lynn Jolly has gained support from James in her fundraising campaign to raise £200,000 to open a vegan animal sanctuary in the West of Scotland. The 47-year-old from…

4 shows that I watch to relax from writing

Writers need to have time out to rest from the creative process. I have four shows that I thoroughly enjoy watching to zone out from working. Many of them I believe you would like to watch them too. So, what you will find below are not my four favourite shows ; rather, they are the…

New Year 2017: New Chapter

The New Year is always a time for personal reflection and renewal. Your aim for every year should be to make it better than the previous one and reach for the stars for your goals. Christmas and New Year were ace as I got to spend time with family and friends up North. Plenty of…

Home Sweet Home

Today I arrived home to Macduff for the Christmas holidays which I’m  over the moon with, as I will be reunited with my family and pals. I thoroughly enjoy living in Glasgow and college. However, you can’t beat going back to where you were brought up as children. When I was heading towards Queens Street…

I’m so competitive!!!

This week I visited the Scottish Sun office in Glasgow. My third experience of being in a newsroom. I had previously been at the Turriff Advertiser for a work placement in summer 2014 and at the Press and Journal for my first ever job interview which I sadly didn’t get. My college class and I…

I’m a 18 year old now! Boom time flies.

I’m 18 now! I loved every minute I spent up in Macduff celebrating my birthday with my amazing family and friends during my week on holiday from college. Someone said to me: “You look very happy in your Facebook profile picture.” That’s an understatement by a country mile. I couldn’t stop smiling. Being home was…

Life experiences transform you

Life experiences transform you dramatically into a different human being. It certainly has transformed me. When I was younger I used to have not much confidence as result of bullying and had a lot of people who put on a show pretending to be my friends who stabbed me in the back. Now I would…

Life in Glasgow is brill

I have lived in Glasgow for a month! Student life is super.There have been many exciting things I have done. I did think I would struggle with the change of lifestyle from being at home in the little town Macduff to living by myself in Glasgow. But I have adapted to it very well. I…

HE’S MY INSPIRATION, MY UNCLE TOMMY!

Dear Uncle Tommy Hey, Uncle Tommy, It’s Sean. You know,the first thing that rushed into my brain and heart to write about was to write this letter to the person who inspired me to start football reporting. Tommy I never got the opportunity to meet you in person which something I wished happened when you…

Joe Watson apprenticeship at Press and Journal

Ever heard the expression, “go knock on a few doors” if you want to get something accomplished? Some open while others stay closed. Recently I went for a job interview at the Press & Journal for an Apprentice Journalist job. Got called back for a 2nd interview. Last night I received a phone call from…