Journalism

I write articles on a freelance basis for national and Scottish press, including The Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, The Guardian, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Herald, The Daily Record and The Sunday Mail. I sometimes use the byline Maggie Mallon.

Novelist weaves a tale of fashion and heroism to mark war tragedy, from The Times [November 28, 2017]

Christopher Brookmyre: If I could I’d rewrite my hero as a woman, from The Times [November 4, 2017]

All the world really is a stage for Scotland’s most theatrical clan, from Scottish Daily Mail [October 21, 2017]

Police Scotland criticised by watchdog for taking three days to find body of man in parked van [October 6, 2017]

Skim it over: the world championship which leaves no turn unstoned, from Sunday Herald [September 24, 2017]

Perfect pitch: The Dragon’s Den-style contest held to fund cancer research, from Sunday Herald [September 24, 2017]

Repetitive Vain Injury: how an obsession with looking good is sending many to A&E, from Sunday Herald [September 24, 2017]

Farming must shed its tweedy image, says woman head of Royal Agricultural University, from The Times [September 2, 2017]

Nice day for a lite wedding, from Daily Record [June 12, 2017]

Two seats to remember theatre’s tale of romance, from Daily Mail, [May 15, 2017]

Bitter rivalry, sex and violence…welcome to the dog eat dog world of Crufts, from Sunday Herald, [March 12, 2017]

Get ready for the latest month of misery: March with no chocolate, from Sunday Herald, [March 5, 2017]

World Book Day under fire from parents and teachers as ‘just another Hallowe’en’, from Sunday Herald, [March 5, 2017]

How crafting took over the world, from Sunday Herald, [March 5, 2017]

Guide dog trainers reveal why they give up their time as campaign for puppy walkers is launched, from Daily Record [November 5, 2016]

New book Disappearing Glasgow looks at the vanishing ‘streets in the sky’, from Daily Record [October 30, 2016]

A house fit for a princess: Queen Victoria’s daughter’s house goes up for sale, from Daily Record [October 28, 2016]

Take a trip to explore ‘Whisky Island’ in the Scottish Hebrides, from Daily Record [October 25, 2016]

Wolves and other creatures that should belong in Scottish wilderness, from Daily Record [October 18, 2016]

Shetland writer inspired by explorers’ dreamt-up islands, from The Times [September 26, 2016]

From cleaner to published author: how one woman realised her writing dreams, from Daily Record [September 11, 2016]

Medical school puts social barriers aside, from The Times [September 7, 2016]

Scottish novel takes America by storm after rejection in UK, from Daily Record [August 29, 2016]

Tartan Noir author takes her cue from Dad the detective, from The Times [August 23, 2016]

Hidden Burrell treasures go on tour, from The Times [August 20, 2016]

From concrete jungle to glam garden, from The Times [August 2016]

‘Horatio’s Garden is all about renewal and hope. Out of this terrible tragedy we have created a legacy’ [August 2016]
Click for cutting of Times piece.

It’s Rekindle Romance Week – would you go back to an ex? in No1 Magazine. [August 2016]

Experts warn of social media addiction as one user flees to the Outer Hebrides for extreme digital detox in the Sunday Mail.

Ups and downs of running a merry-go-round for The Times.

Tourist trail for unsung Glasgow heroines for The Times.

Exhibition highlights our belief in divine intervention for The Times.

My research for writing Paris Kiss inspired this travel piece for The Herald.

I also wrote a piece on staying in Paris for The Sunday Herald.