Jenifer Johnston

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The Outlander effect: How Scotland became the main character in a global TV hit

IT’S spring 2017 and like every parent who has ever decided to do a last-minute jaunt with a toddler and baby, we have regrets. At eye-watering cost we have the last room at the MacDonald Aviemore Resort – my husband is in the room eating a cheese sandwich in silence in the pitch black with the two-year-old who will not sleep and I’m going into the bar with a pram, a changing bag, and the hope of someone heating up some formula milk to exactly the right temperature in a wine cooler filled with boiling water.

One family, four deaths – a heartbreaking story of sacrifice

MY great-uncle Robert is 93. He arrives three times a week at my parents’ house for coffee and a chat. He always brings something: a relentless supply of fresh rolls, a book from a charity shop, tinkerings he’s crafted in his workshop like beautiful brass clocks in the shape of the wheel of a ship.

Most Scots now work flexible hours - and the rest are jealous

A NEW survey has found that for the first time more than half of Scots employees are working flexibly. Figures released exclusively to the Sunday National reveal more than half – 55% – of Scottish workers now work flexibly, up from 46% recorded by the charity Family Friendly Working Scotland in 2017.

Florida school shooting survivors head to Edinburgh conference

A TEACHER and student who survived a mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, in which 17 people died, are to collect an award for their journalistic work in the wake of the tragedy at a controversial media conference in Edinburgh this month.