Seven years ago, while walking over a crossing at the Westport roundabout, I found my friend John bleeding profusely having been stabbed in a drug-related attack.
Last week was a peculiar one – a melting pot of bipolar conversations with people I either do not know calling me a Tory or people I do know laughing at me.
I don’t think I have ever shared in this column that I am a big football fan.
On the 12th day of December my true love gave to me... an election win for Boris Johnson.
I found it difficult to watch the recent BBC Scotland documentary The Rise and Fall of Timex Dundee, despite the admirable stoicism and good humour of the largely female workforce.
Milly Graham has had a tumultuous three years, having survived domestic violence, sexual assault and a suicide attempt while fighting back against anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress.
I remember the first time I ever contemplated suicide.
It is 10.05am on a mild weekday and I have just spent 45 minutes foraging through five different newsagents from one end of Dundee city centre to the other in search of three newspapers and two magazines.
I have just arrived back from a beautiful place where it felt as if time stood still.
Exactly 10 years ago, I visited India for the first time.
I attended a conference in Glasgow organised by A Menu for Change, a coalition of four charities including Poverty Alliance, Oxfam Scotland, CPAG Scotland and Nourish Scotland.
German philosopher, Arthur Schopenhauer, once said: “Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things.”
One of the welcome announcements to emerge from the Labour conference last week was the aspiration to halve foodbank use in the first year of a Labour Government.
It is healthy for society when politics is at its best and that is only the case when opposition parties are effectively holding the democratically-elected government of the day to account.
I read “Operation Yellowhammer” last week – the UK Government’s worst-case scenario planning in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
Having reached the middle of September, the true scale of the numbers using many charities over the summer months is only beginning to become clear.
The latest high-ranking resignation to pass through the revolving door at Westminster is Amber Rudd, the now former Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.
The tectonic plates of the political landscape are shifting.
New conversation about immigration necessary – one rooted in relationship rather than reducing people to economic commodities
Immigration to Scotland is at a historic high, according to new figures released last week.
Gregor Murray will walk into a Dundee City Council planning committee meeting this evening as an Independent councillor for the first time since being elected in 2012.