Journalistic Recollections

Voices of Scottish JournalistsVoices of Scottlsh Journalists, personal recollections by Scottish Journalists, compiled and edited by the Trust’s research worker, Dr Ian MacDougal, was co-published with Birlinn Ltd in November 2013 and is available in print and in e-book format for £25 direct from Birlinn.

Twenty-two journalists from throughout Scotland were interviewed, including four women: the earliest started work in 1930 on the Perthshire Constitutional and together their recollections cover most of the twentieth century. Among the papers where the journalists worked are dailies such the Scotsman, the Glasgow Herald, the Aberdeen Press and Journal, the Dundee Courier, the Times, the Guardian, the Daily Express, the Scottish Daily Mail, the Daily Record, the Daily Herald and the Daily Worker. The Sundays represented were the Sunday Express, the Sunday Post, the Sunday Mail and the Sunday Sun, and local weekly papers from the John O’Groat Journal to the Dumfries and Galloway Standard. There are descriptions of what it was like to work on such papers as well as on hours, wages, working conditions, colleagues and on various events, garnished with amusing anecdotes

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