About the Author
Alf Young writes, broadcasts and comments on a range of issues affecting Scotland and the wider world. He retired in 2009 from the Herald where he was responsible for comment and opinion. He writes a Saturday column for the Scotsman and is a regular contributor to BBC current affairs programmes. Currently chairman of Riverside Inverclyde and of Social Investment Scotland. He is also an economic adviser to the Scottish Council for Development and Industry. Ewan Young works as Development Officer for the Ullapool Community Trust. He is passionate about sustainable living and he and his wife live in a cabin they have built in the woods outside Ullapool.