Monthly Archives: December 2013

Looking Ahead

As 2013 comes to a close, this seems like a good moment to have a look at what 2014 might have in store for those of us who work in communications for public sector bodies. The biggest political story of the year is likely to be in September with the Independence Referendum in Scotland. As […]

Do local newspapers have a future?

I was interested to read in The Guardian recently that David Montgomery, head of the Local World media group, has advocated a new model for local newspapers. He seems to be suggesting that local media should no longer go out looking for stories and should instead rely on press officers from Councils and other high […]

Don’t be a Twit

As a Glasgow boy currently residing south of the border, I followed the media coverage of the tragedy at the Clutha bar with great interest. Like many others, I was astonished to find that former Apprentice contestant Katie Hopkins had tweeted just hours after the disaster that ‚ÄúLife expectancy in Scotland is 59.5. Goodness me, […]