SELECTION OF RADIO WORK 

Inside the bakery keeping people together in Kharkiv

RTE This Week 

20 November 2022

Reporter's Notebook: Avian flu in Fair Isle

BBC Radio Scotland

9 July 2022

Panellist on BBC Radio 4's Any Questions

BBC Radio 4

25 June 2022

From Our Own Correspondent: The Ukrainians deported to Russia

BBC Radio 4 

2 June 2022

World Report: Kharkiv 

RTE Radio 1

29 May 2022

Reporter's Notebook: Mykolaiv

BBC Radio Scotland 

7 May 2022

Live report from Odesa

Newsday, BBC World Service

4 May 2022 

From Our Own Correspondent: Divided loyalties in Odesa 

BBC Radio 4

30 April 2022

Live report from Mykolaiv, Ukraine

BBC Radio Scotland

30 April 2022

World Report: Taking medical supplies to Ukraine

RTE Radio 1

3 April 2022

From Our Own Correspondent: Dobruja

BBC Radio 4

24 March 2022

Live report from Isaccea border

RTE This Week

20 March 2022

Reporter's Notebook: Refugees at Isaccea

BBC Radio Scotland

19 March 2022

Ukrainian community meal in Sarichioi, Romania

BBC World Service

12 March 2022

The Arts in Shetland, Front Row

BBC Radio 4 

10 November 2021

Special report: Investigation into the Shetland fires

After a year-long investigation which was broadcast in an 8-minute special on the national news, I shared the findings live on that evening's Radio Shetland programme.

27 July 2021

Good Evening Shetland 18 June 2021

I present our half-hour programme, interview our correspondent in London live, and have one package from a boat & another from a pub! Never a dull moment.

Good Evening Shetland 2 June 2021 

Live broadcast & interview from one of Shetland's islands, Fetlar, where locals were celebrating a successful bid to save their church. 

 

The Fair Isle vaccine bid

I'd joined a nurse as she flew to Fair Isle to vaccinate the whole 52-strong population, shot a TV news package which was broadcast on BBC network news and BBC World, with the online article reaching a million views. 

But this radio piece is a personal reflection on a strange, and brief trip home: hope and sadness.

Leipzig, 1989

The anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall prompted many Berlin-based reflections, but in the west at least, the role played by Leipzig citizens is less known - even though it was crucial to the whole movement. A Reporter's Notebook for Radio Scotland. 

The bid to save Stranraer - with skiffs

Reporter's Notebook, BBC Radio Scotland

13 July 2019 

PODCASTS/DOCS: 

The Return of The Swan (BBC)

November 2021

The extraordinary story of how the last 'Fifie' fishing boat was saved, restored, and used to usher in a new era of sail training and maritime skills in Shetland. 

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Lie of the Land podcast (BBC)

Walks with artists, writers and musicians through the Shetland landscapes that have inspired their work

 

Shetland's ancient capital Scalloway, with fiddle player Jenna Reid

12 January 2022

 

Yell with poet Christie Williamson

17 November 2021

 

Otterswick with musician Freda Leask

6 October 2021

 

Healing wells in Unst with poet Roseanne Watt; Lerwick's shore with musician Margaret Robertson

3 February 2021

 

Quarff & Levenwick, with poet Sheenagh Pugh & musician Jenny Sturgeon

23 December 2020

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In 2020/21 I produced & co-presented Radio Shetland's outdoors and environmental programme, Beyond the Briggistanes

Here's a sample episode: from killer whales to the art of fish filleting; and the endangered craft of Fair Isle strawback chairs.