Novels by North-east author tell unheard stories from the past

A writer from the North-east Scotland, is determined to use her passion for storytelling to give a voice to people from the past. In her debut novel, ‘The Mermaid and the Bear’ (2019), Ailish Sinclair tells the story of Isobell, a fictional character who represents all the women accused of witchcraft and persecuted in the…

Press Release | Friends of ANCHOR Ride the North |7-02-20

Reserve your spot for Ride the North 2020 by raising funds for Friends of ANCHOR Friends of ANCHOR is calling for cyclists to gear up for this year’s Ride the North, as the charity partners up with the event for the very first time. The cycling event takes place on August 28 and 29, with…

Press Release | Friends of ANCHOR Skydive |31-01-20

Charity’s oldest skydiver urges others to follow suit for Friends of ANCHOR Friends of ANCHOR’s oldest skydiver is encouraging adrenaline-junkies to fundraise for Friends of ANCHOR – by jumping 10,000ft from a moving plane. The local cancer support charity organises two annual skydives, and this year’s events will take place on Sunday 19th April and…

Living with a disability in the XXI century

Disabilities directly affect the lives of over 13 million people in the UK, and yet, society doesn’t seem ready to acknowledge them. Scope, a UK-based disability charity, reports that ignorance among the general public leads to half of disabled working age adults feeling excluded from society, and experiencing social isolation and loneliness at some point…

Inside the mind of a sexual assault support counsellor

“I can’t cure it, I can’t make it better, but I can sit there and I can be that constant comfort, that solid anchor at a point when they don’t have very much else”. Diane Crowe, 57, is looking at me from the armchair in the corner of her living room. Her bare feet dangle…

A splash of colour – Look Again Festival, Aberdeen

It’s Monday afternoon. Monday 10th June 2019 to be precise. A coat of clouds the colour of cigarette ash lies in between Aberdeen and its sky. My camera moves in syncronicity with my body while I try my best to shield it from the unmerciful British rain. That’s when I see it. Standing tall and…