Friday, September 22, 2017


Last week I received an email from the Senior Reporter at The Stirling Observer (a few of my articles have been previously published by this Scottish newspaper). She asked if I would like to write a piece for The Stirling Observer about my experience with Hurricane Irma, “particularly as it might be a chance for you to put out a ‘call’ to people here [Scotland] on how they can perhaps support efforts out there, what is needed, what the best way to give their support might be (cash or kind, what charities or organizations to go through etc.)” She said sometimes it’s better to ask people on the ground what is needed.

I wrote the article and sent it in to them. Above is a copy of the article published in The Stirling Observer today. I had also sent photos which were kindly supplied by international-award winning Bahamian photographer Eric Rose and Yontalay Bowe, Photographer for the Office of The Prime Minister of The Bahamas. Unfortunately, the newspaper only had room for one of Yontalay’s photos, but they hope to publish some more next week.

The Stirling Observer’s content is posted on The Daily Record's website. According to Wikipaedia, the Daily Record is the leading news brand in Scotland with a total audience of 3.1 million (rising to 3.4 million including the Sunday Mail). I’m hoping that my article will help a little with Hurricane Irma’s relief funds.