ARTICLES

One day in Donbas: Close to the frontline, Ukrainians stay strong as winter is weaponised by Putin

Sunday Post

27 November 2022

In the air: A day on the road with Ukrainian specialist drone unit near Russian border

Sunday Post

20 November 2022

Battered but unbowed, in Kyiv, there is only defiance

Sunday Post 

16 October 2022

Oil tankers line Shetland’s horizon, but islanders face bitter fuel poverty

openDemocracy

6 September 2022

Experts despair as avian flu inflicts mounting toll in once safe haven of Fair Isle

Sunday Post

Fair Isle, Scotland

3 July 2022

Reporter Jen Stout reflects on her time covering war in Ukraine and voices fears ebbing interest in the West will only embolden Putin

Sunday Post

Glasgow, UK

19 June 2022

In Kharkiv

London Review of Books

Kharkiv, Ukraine

9 June

War in Ukraine: Train journey into the unknown as refugees begin to rebuild their lives

Sunday Post

Donetsk, Ukraine

5 June 2022

Kharkiv's Patchwork Resistance - dispatch

New Internationalist

Kharkiv, Ukraine

30 May 2022

One day in March, 80 villagers, some on sticks, none with luggage, were urged down a track by the Russians. Many of them have not come home

Sunday Post
Kharkiv, Ukraine

30 May 2022

Inside Kharkiv: a city surviving the carnage of war

The Ferret

Kharkiv, Ukraine

18 May 2022

In the rubble and ruins, nothing is untouched in the villages Russian troops left behind

Sunday Post

Kharkiv, Ukraine

14 May 2022

'They usually fire in the morning but I do not fear death. We are in God’s hands’

Sunday Post

Kharkiv, Ukraine

7 May 2022

‘My grandson crawled out, his hair on fire, his clothes on fire’: Horror of Odesa tower block rocket attack

Sunday Post

Odesa, Ukraine

1 May 2022

’Nothing is sacred’ – 60 days since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began

Shetland News

Odesa, Ukraine

24 April 2022

‘We grabbed our things and ran. Outside, I looked up and everything was burning’: Eight die in Russian air strikes on Odesa

Sunday Post

Odesa, Ukraine

24 April 2022

In Tulcea

London Review of Books

Tulcea, Romania & Orlivka, Ukraine

8 April 2022

‘We cannot get their medicine and it’s so hard to evacuate children with such disabilities’: Ukrainian orphanage staff fear for safety of children

Sunday Post 

Bilhorod-Dnistrovsky, Ukraine
3 April 2022

‘They will see our faces’: Ukrainians in embattled cities insist Vladimir Putin can never take their country

Sunday Post

28 March 2022

Ukraine invasion / All sorts of people turn up in a crisis

Shetland News
Isaccea, Romania

22 March 2022

War in Ukraine: ‘Pensioners hiding in the basement began to fall ill and we had nothing to give them. We begged for grain’

Sunday Post

Isaccea, Romania

21 March 2022

Photo essay: Refugees at Isaccea border crossing, Romania

Greater Govanhill

Isaccea, Romania

16 March 2022

 

‘Everyone is pulling together’ - Isaccea dispatch 

Shetland News

Isaccea, Romania

14 March 2022 

Ukraine refugees: ‘I just want to enjoy this chocolate milk. I just want to be happy. I just want to live’

Sunday Post
Isaccea, Romania

13 March 2022


Dispatch from Romanian border crossing with Ukraine
Shetland News

Isaccea, Romania

7 March 2022 

‘Ужас is a word I heard a lot recently. It means horror’

Account of leaving Moscow as war broke out

Shetland News

Vienna, Austria

1 March 2022 

'Letter from Russia'

Shetland News

Moscow, Russian Federation

23 February 2022

Investigation: Climate pollution from wind farms on peat ‘underestimated’

The Ferret 

Shetland

October 29 2021

Experts warn wind farms should not be built on peatlands

Shetland News 

29 October 2021

Shetland fires 'should act as warning to modular building industry'

BBC News

Shetland

27 July 2021

Year-long investigation which uncovered serious nation-wide safety concerns.

Every adult is vaccinated in Fair Isle, the UK's remotest island community

BBC News

14 April 2021

Concern over Shetland 'parking lot' for floating oil storage

BBC News

Shetland

2 February 2021

Czech Republic: Prague wants to exhume dead from mass graves

Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk 

Prague, Czech Republic

February 21 2020 

Why Chernobyl is still relevant today (Interview with historian Serhii Plokhi) 

Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk

Vienna, Austria

January 16 2020

German elections: Far-right threat to Left closer than ever
Herald Scotland
Erfurt, Germany

27 October 2019

Land Commissioner intervenes in Buccleuch tenant farmer row

BBC News 

17 October 2018 

“It’s a lonely position”: crowdfunding for a Scottish inquiry into undercover police abuse

The New Statesman

5 July 2017 

Behind bank heists and organised crime: are shell companies finally facing a crackdown?

The New Statesman

3 July 2017 

Why is Scottish Labour celebrating? It missed a trick – and perhaps a ton of votes, too

The New Statesman

30 June 2017

Why have we had to rely on hackers to stop catastrophic ransomware again?

The New Statesman

28 June 2017

Tail docking is described as “barbaric” – so why did the SNP vote to bring it back?

The New Statesman

28 June 2017 

“We repealed, then forgot”: the long shadow of Section 28 homophobia

The New Statesman

27 June 2017

Mission (im)possible? The British left and the future of Europe

Open Democracy 

Manchester

26 April 2017 

Do you know who's watching you?

Open Democracy 

17 March 2017 

Caleb Behn: 'After oil & gas, no amount of money can restore your fractured land'

The Ecologist

24 November 2016

Dazzle Ships (Art & Culture)

Bella Caledonia

Edinburgh

19 November 2016

New Responses to Domestic Abuse

Bella Caledonia

11 November 2016 

Articles on surveillance, technology, and the film 'A Good American'

Moving Docs via Film & Campaign Ltd 

2016

A big range of articles exploring all aspects of edible insects!

Available here

For Film & Campaign Ltd, 2016

The Pink Fire of Barcelona

Bella Caledonia

Barcelona

11 May 2016

Back to the Roots of Celtic Connections

Bella Caledonia

Glasgow 

1 February 2016

Gender and the Alternative Media

Bella Caledonia

27 October 2015

The SNP and the Land Question

Bella Caledonia

Aberdeen

17 October 2015

SNP members must force the party to strengthen watered-down Land Reform Bill

The National
14 October 2015

Let's try to imagine a genuinely modern face of landownership

The National

24 August 2015

For Scotland's longest-running literary magazine, The New Shetlander, I wrote an account of how discovering Russian as a teenager changed everything. The magazine is print-only but you can read it here: 

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Book reviews

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In 2021 I wrote the introduction for a reprint of Sheila Gear's extraordinary 'Island West of the Sun', for Shetland publisher Northus. ​

Copies available at the Shetland Times 

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