Journalist, award-winning travel blogger, & expat Scot in the USA (also known as Katie). Experienced in writing features on everything from education and politics to arts, culture, and travel.
The freedom I had as a child gives my memories the filter of a fairy tale.
It was January 2016 when Gemma Paterson received the phone call that would change her life as she knew it.
American singer-songwriter Kyle Carey spent her early years in Alaska, grew up in New Hampshire and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York – yet to hear her speak Gaelic, you could be forgiven for thinking she was an islander.
Visitors to the Hebrides looking for a real taste of island life need look no further than Ness in Lewis, the location of Donald ‘Sweeny’ Macsween’s croft tourism venture, Air an Lot.
More and more British footballers are moving 'across the pond' to play in the USA – and among them are two island players making a name for themselves in the American soccer world.
The Midnight Rose is a true luxury yacht, the kind you expect to see on the French Riviera, with glittering celebrity parties taking place on deck as the sun goes down.
I met my husband at a street food stall in China.
When I moved to America to get married, I thought I knew what to expect – but I was in for a few surprises, and none more so than in the realm of weddings.
Almost 50,000 runners from around the world started the New York City Marathon yesterday morning (November 6th), pounding the pavements for 26.2 miles through the city’s five boroughs – and one of them was Western Isles Police Officer Louise Henderson.
Artist and writer Nick Abadzis talks to Katie Macleod, one of his neighbours in America, about how he came to retell the story of Laika.
"It's home. As any islander knows, no matter where you live, your true home is on the
island,” says author Kevin MacNeil about returning to Lewis for Faclan, the Hebridean Book Festival at An Lanntair.
Books make armchair travellers of us all, something that this year’s Faclan, the Hebridean Book Festival at An Lanntair, proves very well.
Never tell an 8-year-old what they're really eating - especially when their breakfast involves a mix of pig's blood, oatmeal, beef suet, and onion.
“I always wanted to play,” says Freeland Barbour of his introduction to Scottish music. “Though I had piano lessons from age five to about 14, it was the accordion that took my fancy, goodness knows why. Maybe I liked its dissonance!”
The Royal National Mod, taking place in Stornoway this month, is an example of all that is celebrated and loved about Hebridean culture, and it’s a culture that the local business community is learning to embrace too.