I have been arts correspondent for The Herald since 2002 and have covered nearly every funding crisis, personality clash, controversy and triumph in Scottish cultural life ever since. I started my career at the Glaswegian before stints as arts correspondent for the Scotsman and the Sunday Times. As arts correspondent, I endeavour to report the latest in breaking arts and cultural news, but I also write features, the odd column, magazine pieces and reviews. I won arts writer of the year at the Scottish Press Awards 2010, and was runner-up this year.
The memorial to Kelly will be unveiled next Monday, a permanent tribute to what the theatre said was the "great Gerard Kelly on what would have been his 54th birthday".
After his death in 2010, a fund was set up for those who wished to contribute towards something that would commemorate Kelly and his link with the King's.
The theatre will unveil a pair of bronze boots cast from a pair of Kelly's Doc Marten lace-ups. The statue, similar to Billy Connolly's Big Banana Boots, will be placed on the landing leading up to the grand circle.
Now a Scots university is to honour Lily Cole, the 25-year-old model for Chanel, Lacroix and many other leading names, for her work in creating forward-thinking social businesses.
She will receive the Doctor of Letters for her "outstanding contribution to humanitarian and environmental causes" from the chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), Professor Muhammad Yunus, who has advised her on the project.