I began my career at the Motherwell Times after graduating in journalism from Glasgow Caledonian University. From there I went on to report on the daily goings-on at Glasgow Sheriff Court before joining The Herald in June 2011. I continue to have an interest in crime and legal matters.
The man was one of a group of six young walkers – apparently all in their twenties – who were caught up in the disaster on Bidean Nam Bian on Saturday afternoon.
The survivor is believed to have jumped clear of the collapsing snow as four of his friends – including PhD students Christopher Bell, 24, of Blackburn, Lancashire; and Tom Chesters, 28, of Leeds; and junior doctor Una Finnegan, 25, of County Antrim, Northern Ireland – were carried away.
Operator Camelot has announced the price of a ticket will increase from the current £1. The increase is the first since the lottery was launched in 1994.
The move prompted anger from anti-poverty campaigners and the Church of Scotland, with research showing people from less affluent backgrounds spend a disproportionate amount of money on tickets. It said those affected would be among the groups finding it most difficult in the current economic climate.