Profile: Stephen Naysmith

HeraldScotland:

Social Affairs Correspondent

I cover the public and voluntary sectors for the twice-weekly Society page in the Herald, and in the news pages. I have a particular interest in how Scotland addresses some of its ingrained health and social problems. As a freelance and as an employee of the Big Issue in Scotland, subsequently at the Sunday Herald and now at The Herald, I've spent much of my career highlighting issues such as poverty, young people's issues, justice and social justice. I am a member of the Glasgow Children's Panel, have built my own greenhouse and enjoy hunting for wild mushrooms.

Latest articles from Stephen Naysmith

Sir Iain Duncan Smith on a past visit to Easterhouse: "cruelty and incompetence rewarded by a self-promoting clique", says Dani Garavelli
Allan Marshall (pictured), 30, died after he was pinned to the ground face down and dragged along a corridor following a struggle with staff at HMP Edinburgh.
Maureen Beattie - Pic Credit to Paul Stuart.
Charities slam Serco for 'devils' claim.
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Cats comes to The Regal in Tenbury Wells next month
JK Rowling accused of bigotry over tweet claiming 'sex is real#'
While the Democrats impeached him in Washington DC, Donald Trump addressed supporters in Battle Creek, Michigan. Pic: Matthew Hatcher/SOPA Images/ZUMA Wire/Alamy Live News
Poverty drives homelessness, charity leaders have said.
Nicola Sturgeon has restated her ambition to hold a second Scottish independence referendum. Pic: alamy live news