I've never quite given up my dream of becoming a ballet dancer but, while waiting to be discovered, have busied myself writing for the Scottish Daily Mail, Big Issue Scotland and the Scotsman before joining The Herald and Evening Times in 2009.
London on Saturday, and the thousands-strong crowd in Wembley were treated to a complete performance of 1978 album Darkness on the Edge of Town. Would Hampden be in for similar indulgence? Sadly, that performance was a one-off, but this Glasgow show is no less for it.
Much of the reaction to recent police raids on Edinburgh saunas centred on the potential for "rescuing" and "rehabilitating" women involved in the sex trade. But, Ella – a member of collective the Sex Worker Open University – says that labelling all prostitution as violence against women causes more harm than good to those in the profession voluntarily.
In May 1993 the company sponsored the first British woman climber, Rebecca Stephens, to climb Everest and provided her team with Glenmorangie 10 Year Old to raise spirits at Base Camp.
Now, 20 years on, the firm has found pictures in its archive of team members at Camp Two at 21,300 ft holding a bottle of Glenmorangie, believed to be the highest a bottle of single malt has ever reached on Earth.