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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Jockstrap: The Mercury Prize Nominees Who Are Redefining Pop Music

Jockstrap: The Mercury Prize Nominees Who Are Redefining Pop Music

How the duo met at a music school and created their eclectic sound Jockstrap are a musical duo who have been making waves in the UK music scene with their experimental and genre-bending sound. The pair, Georgia Ellery and Taylor Skye, met at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, where they studied jazz violin and electronic music respectively. They bonded over their love of pop music and their desire to challenge its conventions. Ellery, who is also a member of the indie band Black Country, New Road, says that she grew up listening to romantic composers like…
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A century of silence: The story of the Hebridean emigrants who left for Canada on SS Marloch

A century of silence: The story of the Hebridean emigrants who left for Canada on SS Marloch

The departure of the SS Marloch On April 15, 1923, a ship called the SS Marloch left Lochboisdale in South Uist, carrying more than 300 people from the islands of Barra, Eriskay, South Uist and Benbecula. They were part of a mass emigration scheme that aimed to create a Catholic settlement in the Canadian prairies, led by a controversial priest named Father John MacMillan. The SS Marloch was one of two ships that departed from the Outer Hebrides that month, the other being the SS Metagama, which sailed from Lewis with another 600 emigrants. Together, they marked one of the…
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Children still detained at Dungavel despite ban, BBC reveals

Children still detained at Dungavel despite ban, BBC reveals

A BBC investigation has found that at least 21 children have been detained at Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre in Scotland since 2010, when the UK government announced a ban on the practice. Dungavel: a controversial facility Dungavel is a former hunting lodge near Strathaven in South Lanarkshire that houses asylum seekers and migrants who are awaiting deportation. It has been the subject of protests and campaigns by human rights groups and local politicians who have called for its closure. The centre has been criticised for its poor conditions, lack of access to legal advice, and the impact of detention on…
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Virgin Media faces record fine for roadworks disruption in Scotland

Virgin Media faces record fine for roadworks disruption in Scotland

Virgin Media, one of the UK’s largest broadband and TV providers, has been fined £80,000 for causing significant disruption and inconvenience to road users and residents in Scotland. The company breached the rules and regulations for carrying out roadworks on several occasions between 2019 and 2021, resulting in the highest penalty ever imposed by Transport Scotland. Repeated failures to comply with roadworks legislation According to Transport Scotland, the agency responsible for overseeing the Scottish road network, Virgin Media failed to comply with the roadworks legislation on 11 occasions in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Renfrewshire and West Dunbartonshire. Some of the breaches included:…
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Blazing Griffin wins best big-budget game award for Agatha Christie adaptation

Blazing Griffin wins best big-budget game award for Agatha Christie adaptation

The Scottish digital entertainment firm Blazing Griffin has been recognised for its excellence in creating immersive and thrilling video games based on the works of the famous crime writer Agatha Christie. The studio received the best big-budget game award for its latest release, ‘The Agatha Christie – Hercule Poirot: The London Case’ at the Scottish Games Awards in Glasgow last month. A new case for the Belgian detective ‘The London Case’ is the second game in the series featuring the iconic character of Hercule Poirot, the brilliant and eccentric Belgian detective who solves mysteries with his little grey cells. Unlike…
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Scotland braces for first snowfall of the season as temperatures plummet

Scotland braces for first snowfall of the season as temperatures plummet

STV meteorologist Sean Batty has predicted a cold and wintry spell of weather for Scotland next week, with the possibility of snow in some parts. A cold northerly air flow Batty said that after an unsettled week with wind and rain, the computer models are hinting at a high pressure system extending into the Arctic, which would allow a cold northerly air flow to develop across the UK. This could bring a spell of snow to the north of the country, followed by clear skies and very cold nights. He said that he was confident that something was brewing by…
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How families of prisoners struggle with the cost of living

How families of prisoners struggle with the cost of living

The families of those who are incarcerated in Scotland are facing a harsh winter as they cope with the financial and emotional burden of supporting their loved ones behind bars. A charity has warned that many families are experiencing extreme poverty due to the costs involved with maintaining contact with a parent or partner in prison. The hidden costs of imprisonment According to Families Outside, a charity that supports families affected by imprisonment, the average spend per month to support someone on remand is £300. This is because prisoners cannot earn a prison wage at that point, but still need…
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How a former Harper’s Bazaar editor brought high fashion to the Highlands

How a former Harper’s Bazaar editor brought high fashion to the Highlands

A new book by Caroline Young reveals the fascinating story of Frances Farquharson, an American woman who married a Scottish laird and transformed the style of the Highlands with her daring and innovative tartan designs. From Seattle to Paris Frances Farquharson was born Frances Lovell Oldham in Seattle in 1902, and grew up with a passion for travelling and writing. She moved to Europe in the 1920s, where she befriended exiled Russian princesses who ran fashion boutiques in London and Paris. She also worked as a journalist, publishing her dispatches from the continent in the Seattle Times. She married her…
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Handplaning: A New Way to Ride the Waves

Handplaning: A New Way to Ride the Waves

Handplaning is a form of bodysurfing that involves using a small wooden board to glide on the water. It is a fun and challenging way to enjoy the ocean, especially for those who want to try something different from surfing. In this article, we will explore the origins, benefits, and tips of handplaning. What is Handplaning? Handplaning, also known as handboarding or hand surfing, is a sport that dates back to ancient times. It is said that the Polynesians and Hawaiians used to ride the waves with their hands or pieces of wood. In the 20th century, handplaning became popular…
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RSNO delivers a mixed performance of Rachmaninov, Clyne and Dvorak

RSNO delivers a mixed performance of Rachmaninov, Clyne and Dvorak

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) presented a varied programme of classical music at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Saturday, November 11, 2023. The concert featured works by Rachmaninov, Clyne and Dvorak, and was conducted by Anja Bihlmaier, with Nelson Goerner as the piano soloist. Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2: a subdued interpretation The highlight of the evening was supposed to be Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2, one of the most popular and beloved pieces in the repertoire. However, the performance by Goerner and Bihlmaier did not live up to the expectations of some critics and audience members, who…
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