Tom Shields


I have worked for the Glasgow Herald since its launch on January 1, 1783 (it was a Wednesday). I covered the end of the American War of Independence using the exciting new communication, pigeon post. My career declined after I was disciplined for cooking the pigeon in a chocolate sauce.


  • Sir Jackie Stewart says Mr Goodwin “could be driven out of Scotland”.

    Sir Jackie should know since he is a world-famous driver. He is also a friend of Fred, having worked for RBS as an “ambassador” (posh word for PR man).

    He also has experience of exile, having previously lived in Switzerland for 22 years. Mr Goodwin feels he is “abandoned” and a scapegoat.

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