Island of Lost Souls

In May 2011 I went to Lampedusa, the small Italian island near the African coast which had been and continues to be a focal point for perilous clandestine migration organised by traffickers. Usually migrants are moved off the island to centres in mainland Italy, but after the Arab Spring revolutions earlier that year, removals had … Continue reading Island of Lost Souls


The battle for Carradale

From Oban, I had been transferred to Campbeltown, and the newspaper that covers the Kintyre peninsula of South West Scotland. Campbeltown is three hours by car from Glasgow, at the very end of a road that is sometimes closed by landslides. Kintyre is an area the size of Greater London, but its population is less … Continue reading The battle for Carradale