The Drug Death Capital of Europe

This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 27/05/2019 [Online], Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/ewan-gurr-drugs-problem-felt-close-to-home-when-flower-girl-at-my-wedding-appeared-on-stv-documentary/  [Accessed: 2019, May 28] “As a city, it is like being tangled in an identity we are trying to wrestle ourselves free from to embrace the new and emerging one being built all around us.” I have said before thatContinue reading “The Drug Death Capital of Europe”

Reconnection in Place of Disconnection

This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 20/05/2019 [Online], Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/ewan-gurr-dave-hit-rock-bottom-with-his-last-1-spent-on-a-crisis-loan-now-he-is-transformed/  [Accessed: 2019, May 21] It is 10 years since I first met Dave (pictured left) when he appeared at the door of Dundee Foodbank. As a result of long-term substance misuse he had lost his job, his home, his wifeContinue reading “Reconnection in Place of Disconnection”

Children with Empty School Lunchboxes

This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 06/05/2019 [Online], Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/ewan-gurr-empty-school-lunch-boxes-for-children-of-britain-today/  [Accessed: 2019, May 8] “One child shared a story of their mum having to send them to school with an empty lunchbox so they did not look out of place” Several reports have emerged over the last ten days thatContinue reading “Children with Empty School Lunchboxes”