Ishan Crawford

Prior to the position, Ishan was senior vice president, strategy & development for Cumbernauld-media Company since April 2013. He joined the Company in 2004 and has served in several corporate developments, business development and strategic planning roles for three chief executives. During that time, he helped transform the Company from a traditional U.S. media conglomerate into a global digital subscription service, unified by the journalism and brand of Cumbernauld-media.
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Daredevils to abseil from Forth Bridge for charity

Daredevils to abseil from Forth Bridge for charity

The Forth Bridge Abseil, a popular fundraising event that allows participants to descend 165 feet from the iconic bridge, is back for 2024. The event, which is run by Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland in partnership with Network Rail and Balfour Beatty, will take place on Sunday, June 16. It is open to individual fundraisers and groups from organisations and businesses who want to challenge themselves and support good causes. A unique opportunity to abseil from a UNESCO World Heritage Site The Forth Bridge, which spans the Firth of Forth between Edinburgh and Fife, is one of Scotland’s most famous…
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Deer poacher caught with high-powered rifle and carcass in his home

Deer poacher caught with high-powered rifle and carcass in his home

A man from Haddington who illegally hunted and killed a roe deer with a lethal air rifle was found with the animal’s body in his house. He was fined and ordered to do unpaid work by a sheriff who warned him that he could have faced jail time for his crime. The deadly weapon John Smedley, 56, pleaded guilty to three charges related to deer poaching at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Friday. He admitted to killing a roe deer without permission in Morham, East Lothian, and having the animal’s dead body in his possession at a house in North Berwick…
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McClure Solicitors under police investigation for alleged fraud

McClure Solicitors under police investigation for alleged fraud

A former Greenock-based law firm is facing a police probe over allegations of fraudulent activity involving family protection trusts. McClure Solicitors, which collapsed in 2021, had tens of thousands of clients across Britain who paid thousands of pounds to set up trusts for their assets. However, some of these trusts were found to be faulty, invalid, or even illegal, leaving many clients in a legal nightmare. The rise and fall of McClure Solicitors McClure Solicitors was founded in 1853 in Greenock and specialised in wills, trusts, and estate planning. The firm claimed to be one of the leading experts in…
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A young girl’s struggle to get a wheelchair in Scotland

A young girl’s struggle to get a wheelchair in Scotland

The long wait for a suitable wheelchair A 10-year-old girl from Glasgow, who has cerebral palsy and epilepsy, has been waiting for more than six years to get a wheelchair that meets her needs. Her current wheelchair is too small, uncomfortable, and does not support her posture or head. She needs a new wheelchair that can help her communicate, access education, and enjoy life. Her father, John, has been campaigning for better wheelchair services in Scotland, and has raised more than £20,000 to buy a custom-made wheelchair for his daughter. However, he says that the wheelchair is still not ready,…
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Scots community mourns loss of ‘shining star’ girl killed by tractor

Scots community mourns loss of ‘shining star’ girl killed by tractor

A nine-year-old girl who was hit by a tractor while riding her bike on a Scots road has been described as a ‘shining star’ by her devastated family and friends. The tragic incident happened on Castle Place in New Cumnock, Ayrshire, on Monday afternoon. Girl pronounced dead at the scene Emergency services rushed to the scene at around 12.35pm, but the girl was pronounced dead at the scene. The tractor driver was not injured, but was left shaken by the collision. Police Scotland said they were investigating the circumstances of the crash and appealed for witnesses to come forward. The…
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Patients demand public inquiry into botched surgeries by rogue neurosurgeon

Patients demand public inquiry into botched surgeries by rogue neurosurgeon

Hundreds of patients who suffered from the malpractice of a former neurosurgeon have marched to the Scottish Parliament to demand a public inquiry into his actions. Sam Eljamel, who worked at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, is accused of performing unnecessary and harmful operations on dozens of people, leaving many with permanent disabilities and chronic pain. The march for justice The patients, who call themselves the Victims of Sam Eljamel (VOS) group, organised the march on Monday, February 19, 2024, to coincide with the first day of the new parliamentary session. They were joined by supporters, campaigners, and politicians, who urged…
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Heartbroken dad of Scots toddler who died from rare cancer urges parents to cherish every moment

Heartbroken dad of Scots toddler who died from rare cancer urges parents to cherish every moment

Madison Horn’s legacy lives on through her family and charity work Madison Horn was only 22 months old when she lost her battle with a rare and aggressive form of cancer in April 2023. Her dad Kevin Horn, 36, from Kelty, Fife, said he was devastated by the loss of his “beautiful and bubbly” daughter, who had been diagnosed with atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumour (ATRT) just two months earlier. Kevin said he and his partner Ashley Glass, 31, had noticed Madison was not her usual self in February 2023, when she started vomiting and having seizures. They took her to…
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Govan Old Church to Harness Clean Energy from the River Clyde

Govan Old Church to Harness Clean Energy from the River Clyde

A Historic Site Goes Green with Net Zero Funding Govan Old Church, a Grade A listed building that houses one of the most remarkable collections of early medieval sculptures in Europe, is set to become more sustainable and energy-efficient thanks to a £150,000 grant from the SP Energy Networks’ Net Zero Fund. The fund is a £5 million initiative that supports vulnerable communities across Central and Southern Scotland to achieve net zero emissions by 2045. The grant will enable the Govan Heritage Trust, which owns and maintains the church and the sculptures, to install a new river source heat pump…
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How a Glasgow restaurant became the setting for a 35-year love story

How a Glasgow restaurant became the setting for a 35-year love story

A chance encounter at the Ubiquitous Chip Marion and Roddy met 35 years ago at the Ubiquitous Chip, a famous restaurant in Glasgow’s West End. They were both working there as waiters, and they quickly hit it off. They had their first date on Valentine’s Day, and they have been together ever since. The Ubiquitous Chip, or the Chip as it is affectionately known, is a landmark of Glasgow’s culinary scene. It was founded in 1971 by Ronnie Clydesdale, who wanted to showcase Scottish cuisine and ingredients. The restaurant is known for its quirky decor, featuring a courtyard with a…
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Mohamed Diomande: The rising star of Rangers and Ivory Coast

Mohamed Diomande: The rising star of Rangers and Ivory Coast

From Abidjan to Glasgow: Diomande’s journey to the top Mohamed Diomande is a name that many football fans will soon become familiar with. The 22-year-old midfielder has been making waves in the Scottish Premiership since joining Rangers on loan from Danish club FC Nordsjaelland in January 2024. He has already impressed manager Philippe Clement and his teammates with his skills, work rate and versatility. Diomande was born in Yopougon, a suburb of Abidjan, the capital of Ivory Coast. He grew up playing football on the streets with his friends, dreaming of becoming a professional player. He got his chance when…
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