Scotland’s New Approach Could Save Lives

“Devastating news emerged last week about the loss of a Dundonian gran aged 61 who died weighing just three stone.” This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 27/07/2020 [Online] Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/ewan-gurr-earlier-change-may-have-extended-christines-life/  [Accessed: 2020, Jul 28]  Devastating news emerged last week concerning the loss of a 61-year-old Dundonian grandmother who, at theContinue reading “Scotland’s New Approach Could Save Lives”

Guidance on Face Masks Divides Opinion

“From Friday this week, face coverings will become mandatory in all shopping centres and supermarkets throughout the entire United Kingdom.” This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 20/07/2020 [Online] Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/face-mask-guidance-is-ill-informed-i-wont-comply/  [Accessed: 2020, Jul 21]  Later this week, face coverings will become mandatory in all shopping centres and supermarkets throughout theContinue reading “Guidance on Face Masks Divides Opinion”

Building Back Better or Building Back Broken?

“For every steel shutter lifted and window board removed, many remain as a symbol of livelihoods lost to the virus.” This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 13/07/2020 [Online] Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/ewan-gurr-building-back-better-or-building-back-broken/   [Accessed: 2020, Jul 14]  As the vision of a new normal embeds itself as reality, I am concerned about theContinue reading “Building Back Better or Building Back Broken?”

Dundee, De-Industrialisation and Deprivation

“The utterance of household names like Timex, Levi’s, NCR and now Michelin sends shivers down the spine of ordinary Dundonians.” This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 06/07/2020 [Online] Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/michelin-closure-takes-us-back-to-dark-days-of-1972/  [Accessed: 2020, Jul 01]  The utterance of household names like Timex, Levi’s and NCR are enough to send shivers downContinue reading “Dundee, De-Industrialisation and Deprivation”

Will We Ever Make Poverty History?

“To make poverty history we need to make poverty personal and our response must be shaped by that lived experience.” An abbreviated version of the quotes in this article appeared in the print edition of The Courier: 04/07/2020 [Online] Available: https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/perth-kinross/1394732/g8-summit-15th-anniversary-will-poverty-ever-be-history/  [Accessed: 2020, Jul 05]  In July 2005, the eyes of the world turned uponContinue reading “Will We Ever Make Poverty History?”