Two films that I had the utmost privilege to write, produce and direct were broadcast on BBC ALBA last weekend. It was the culmination of a really invigorating period of work that was as rewarding as it was challenging (filming in a pandemic is not the easiest) but I'm incredibly proud of the outcome and… Continue reading Easter weekend viewing!
Category: Women in Sport
Royal Television Society Award
The Royal Television Society Scotland held their annual awards ceremony on the 6th of February (online, so no fancy tux required - it was comfies, slippers and a wee cheeky prosecco 😏) and I was utterly thrilled to win the Royal Television Society Scotland award with my film The Women Who Built Glasgow City. I… Continue reading Royal Television Society Award
Media and Gender Equality @scotwomensport award – Active Scotland
This week sees Scottish Women in Sport host their annual awards for women in sport in Scotland. I've been lucky to have attended every awards dinner and event since the inception of the excellent SWiS and love the work the organisation does under the guidance of its CEO, Maureen McGonigle. Unfortunately I won't be able… Continue reading Media and Gender Equality @scotwomensport award – Active Scotland
Hope springs eternal in football.
It was lovely to be asked to write a piece for the Sunday Post today. The remit was France 98 and I wrote about my memories of watching my children watch the Scotland men's team play their opening match against Brazil. I had the absolute honour to travel to France to follow Scotland's women's team… Continue reading Hope springs eternal in football.
The People’s Game after COVID: The future of Scottish football.
I'm really looking forward to participating on the panel for this really important discussion - 'The People's Game after COVID: The future of Scottish football. The event is free, but ticketed, and it's on the 26th of February. You can register here. Here's some more information. Simon Barrow and Gerry Hassan present the latest in… Continue reading The People’s Game after COVID: The future of Scottish football.
‘The Women Who Built Glasgow City’ film on air soon.
'The Women Who Built Glasgow City' film on air in April.
.@ScotWGSB ‘Forty Minute Forum’, @RockSportDAB podcast and the #ElenaBaltacha film. #SheCanSheWill #GenerationEqual
It's been a busy time in sport, with a particular focus on women in sport. I'm a member of the Scottish Women and Girls in Sport Advisory Board - the board was established to provide independent advice to the Minister for Public Health and Sport on female participation and awareness raising in all areas of… Continue reading .@ScotWGSB ‘Forty Minute Forum’, @RockSportDAB podcast and the #ElenaBaltacha film. #SheCanSheWill #GenerationEqual
Billy McNeill; in celebration of the life of a legend.
Last Saturday, 10th of August, I was honoured to participate in an event at the inaugural Govanhill Book Festival, taking place within the broader framework of the successful Govanhill International Festival and Carnival,now in its third year. The event was billed as A Tribute To Football Legend Billy McNeill and it certainly was with fantastic contributions… Continue reading Billy McNeill; in celebration of the life of a legend.
#RoseReilly, the feminist pioneer who paved the way for #SWNT.
My purpleTV film about the indefatigable Rose Reilly was premiered to invited VIP guests at the Everyman Cinema in Glasgow last week. After the screening, the most warm and wonderful standing ovation was followed by a Q & A with Rose and my event host Jane Dougall, and then another standing ovation. Rose makes for… Continue reading #RoseReilly, the feminist pioneer who paved the way for #SWNT.
#RoseReilly, a film about an incredible pioneer and feminist icon. Coming soon!
One of the earliest photographs of me as a toddler is taken in the garden. I'm around three years old, wearing a woollen hat that's tied tightly under my chin. I'm smiling warmly towards the lens, holding a football tightly in my arms. Many years ago, I slid the black and white photograph into the… Continue reading #RoseReilly, a film about an incredible pioneer and feminist icon. Coming soon!