Alex Bell

Alex Bell

ALEX BELL: Changing my point of view

July 26 2018

This is typed from the same desk as my first column for a newspaper, written 18 years ago. I look up and there is the same view of Loch Tay. In the foreground a burn and some trees, then a field, patchy with reeds. Then the loch water, with a pattern of light that is never the same across the surface. And then the hills to the south.

Alex Bell

ALEX BELL: Civil debate Trumps hate

July 12 2018

The President of the United States visits Scotland this weekend. Not so long ago that would have been a cause for celebration, yet Donald Trump’s trip is likely to see protest marches and a snub from the government.

Alex Bell

ALEX BELL: Choose honesty on drugs

June 21 2018

Drug policy is a verb which declines like this – I’m just having fun, you should just say no – but we all want to just get off our faces. It is individual sanctimony versus the human urge to get out of it.

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