Peter Mitchell became a valued Trend columnist nearly six years ago after 37 years on the Press and Journal, latterly as a Diary writer. For Trend, he has interviewed lots of prominent people including TV’s Angela Rippon. He is also much in demand as an amusing MC and after-dinner speaker.


Jan comes from a hospitality and customer service background, and currently works as the Banchory Town Co-ordinator as well as pursuing a career in copywriting, proofreading and events. She was also one of the contributing artists for the Wild Dolphins 2014 project in the city.


Alison Shaw is a freelance journalist, copywriter and PR consultant. She’s covered everything from fashion and features to crime, offshore incidents and murder cases. She also runs an obituary-writing service It’s A Wonderful Life – no connection to any of the above…


Kirsty McLean has created hundreds of garden designs, for clients all over the North-east of Scotland and many community gardens in her work with Beechgrove Garden as guest designer since 2001.


Courtney O’Grady has been writing for Trend since 2010. A mother of three who has lived in Aberdeen for seventeen years, Courtney focuses primarily on family, activity and history pieces. In her time with Trend, she has found herself dangling from trees, swimming in the North Sea and belly crawling through confined spaces.


Stephen Davy-Osborne is a freelance features writer and photojournalist who splits his time between Aberdeen and his native Westcountry. He takes a keen interest in music, good food and fast wheels, as well as fine pot of afternoon tea. After completing his journalistic training at RGU Aberdeen Stephen has written for lifestyle and fashion magazines including SPASHION, reFRESH and Out There.


Rob Currie, Head of Strength and Conditioning and assistant rugby coach at Aberdeen Grammar FP advises on Trend readers on the latest health and fitness trends and tips.

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