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The West Lothian Question

The West Lothian Question. Our 25th anniversary investigation of the alleged UFO incident near Livingston in 1979. Interviews with Bob Taylor, "the most unlikely man on earth to invent a story", forensic scientists, astrophysicists, and the police officer who investigated the incident as an assault.

From Our Home Correspondent, on BBC Radio 4:

Boys Night at St Patrick's Primary School, Denny

In general kids do better at school when both parents are involved in supporting their learning. Schools in Scotland have been urged to"work hard" to engage with fathers including non-resident dads. The 'Boys Nights' at St Patrick's primary school in Denny is an example of how it's done. March 2017.


From Our Home Correspondent has grown from BBC Radio 4's long-running foreign reportage strand, From Our Own Correspondent. Here's my piece from September 2016 taking a sideways look at the liveliness of Scots language as it is spoken outside the political mainstream.

Ploughing for Scotland

Ploughing for Scotland. This was a piece for From Our Home Correspondent on 19th August 2018, introducing the audience to competitive ploughing and to the Scottish team of Dave Carnegie and Ian Willams ahead of the World Ploughing Chamionships in Germany in September.

Street & Arrow

Politicians in England and Wales have been searching for solutions to the surge in surge in knife-related homicides and assaults. Is the answer to be found in the Glasgow where murder and stabbings have fallen substantially over the 15 years effort and innovation of the police Violence Reduction Unit?