The road to Sleep In The Park 2018

Last night, with exactly one month to go until Social Bite’s Sleep In The Park 2018, I spoke at Dunfermline Toastmasters to explain I decided to take part in the event. About two months ago, I had the privilege in chatting with KT Tunstall for Wave FM News – she told me about the importance…

I am hopeless at cooking, BUT…

…something changed in the last week. On Wednesday evening, I was so uninspired that I randomly decided to go ingredient shopping. ‘For what?’, I subconsciously thought at first, but then Macaroni Cheese began to dominate my cerebral horizons. Rather than spend a small handful of pounds buying a ready made version of the much loved…

Eid Mubarak!

In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, Eid Mubarak to everyone! 🙂 May God shower mercy upon us all, whether you are celebrating or not (always best to be inclusive!).

From Scotland to Australia for the XXI Commonwealth Games

My genuine best wishes go to the Gold Coast as they prepare to embrace the XXI Commonwealth Games. I’m still pinching myself over being part of history when Glasgow hosted the XX Commonwealth Games nearly four years ago – I was based in Dundee as a Clyde-sider where many athletes stayed for the shooting event….

Happy New Year for 2018!

God willing may 2018 be a happy, peaceful and successful year for you. I spent Hogmanay night going into New Year’s Day on Princes Street in Edinburgh. This represented my third year running at the Princes Street Party (#edhogmanay has been the hashtag for it online) – never get fed up of it! I hope…

Gratitude for success

In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful On Tuesday, I had the honour of receiving an MA in Broadcast Journalism from the University of the West of Scotland. This represented my second graduation ever following on from achieving a Masters in Pharmacy from the Robert Gordon University in the early half…

We have learned virtually nothing from Jo Cox

Twelve months ago, Jo Cox was murdered in Birstall, West Yorkshire. I remember exactly when and where I was when I learned of her death. It was sometime after 6pm when I finished my pharmacist shift and I was driving home listening to BBC Radio Scotland’s Newsdrive. The moment I tuned in, I suspected something…

Kingdom FM News – General Election 2017 – Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath Result

Please listen to the above clip for my package for Kingdom FM News on the morning of the results of the UK General Election 2017 where I reported specifically on the Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath constituency. Please click here for my article on Kingdom FM’s website reporting on the Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath result.

OPINION: President-elect Macron, please deliver.

Politics’ elasticity in the western world, as we have known it for the last few decades, has and still is being put to the test like never before. Nearly a year ago, over 17 million voters in the United Kingdom backed leaving the European Union. Their vote was a cry for help combined with a…

Raith Rovers earn important three points amid relegation battle

Raith Rovers sealed a crucial win after defeating play off contenders Greenock Morton by two goals to nil at Stark’s Park this afternoon. The Kirkcaldy side felt the pressure early on from the away team, but the home side took the lead after 27 minutes. Craig Barr headed the ball in from a corner kick….