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.
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.