`Scotland as I saw it on this journey is vibrant and exciting and very much alive, a tartan patchwork of the past, present and future of the country woven together by all those people who have ever called it `home' and all the others who will.'
James McEnaney sees Scotland as a `complicated and conflicted place' that needs a disruption of the status quo. He presents the country as he found it on his journey - struggling with contemporary mistakes and historic wrongs, but also bustling with energy and expectation, ultimately offering glimpses of the better, brighter future which might just be on the way.
James McEnaney is a lecturer, journalist and writer who currently lives near Glasgow. James specialises in investigative journalism with a particular focus on Scottish education, freedom of information and policymaking, and has worked with both media outlets including The Herald, the Daily Record and CommonSpace. He is also a regular contributor to the Times Educational Supplement Scotland, for whom he writes comment and analysis pieces. In 2017 he contributed to A Nation Changed?: The SNP and Scotland Ten Years On for which he produced a chapter on Scottish schooling. James has also been a keen motorcyclist for more than a decade. He has travelled extensively throughout Scotland in this time and has also journeyed through western Europe.