About paulfcockburn

Edinburgh-based freelance magazine journalist, specialising in arts & culture, equality issues (especially disabilities & LGBT), and popular science.

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#edbookfest2018

                         During August 2018, I was the in-house journalist at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, responsible for providing a succession of press releases based on festival events I attended. Here are links to the 50+ PRs I wrote during those 17 days in Charlotte Square Gardens… […]

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Letting the Critics In…

                         Some of the earliest headlines around this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe concerned the “stushie” (to use that great Scottish word) between performer Paul Sinha and The Scotsman newspaper’s revered comedy critic Kate Copstick. Essentially, Copstick had requested a press ticket for Sinha’s first performance in […]

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Mackintosh and Muse

                         Was Margaret MacDonald the overlooked inspiration behind Glasgow’s best-known artist architect? It used to be said that behind every great man there must be a great woman. So what about the marriage between Scotland’s most famous artist architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and one of the […]

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Driving Force

                         Scottish golfer Paul Lawrie is looking forward to a whole new game of golf. Scottish golfer Paul Lawrie isn’t particularly one for looking back, despite the British Open Golf Championship returning this year to Carnoustie, the site of his win in 1999. “Well I remember, […]

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Out of Our Minds?

                         Legal equalities notwithstanding, being LGBT in a Straight world can still lead to mental health issues—and existing support services are just not fit for purpose, says Paul F Cockburn. Half a century on from the partial decriminalisation of male homosexual sex in England and Wales, […]

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A Scot’s Strategic Plan?

                         Paternity suits are nothing new but, with the Royal Air Force celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, it’s been suggested in some quarters that its first Chief of Air Staff, Taunton-born Hugh Trenchard, 1st Viscount Trenchard, doesn’t actually deserve the long-applied moniker of “the Father […]

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Andrew Hillhouse

Artist known for his images of William Wallace Born: April 17, 1964; Died: April 15, 2018 ANDREW Hillhouse, who died aged 53, was an artist and architectural technician known for his carefully researched paintings of historic Scottish events, landscapes and individuals, particularly William Wallace. As an architectural technician, Mr Hillhouse worked for a variety of […]

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