Charlie writes the "Out and About" monthly column for Bylines Scotland as well as a number of other features. Charlie lived for many years in North Yorkshire before moving back to Scotland. Originally from Glasgow, he lived in the North of England for most of his life. Before becoming a writer, Charlie was a science teacher. His areas of interest include politics, the environment and education.
An invitation to immerse yourself in an exhibition of art by one of Scotland’s greatest collectorsRead more
Health inequalities in Scotland are significant and growing. That is the conclusion from the Health Foundation’s latest damning report on...Read more
In the sixth chapter of The Shape of Things to Come, Charlie McCarthy walks us along the Central Belt, Highlands...Read more
In part three of our 2023 Shape of Things to Come series, Charlie McCarthy gives his three predictions for the...Read more
Want to know the true spirit of Christmas? It’s giving from the heart. A gesture that leaves you with a...Read more
The horrors of primary school, pre-child protection laws, are supplanted by unique and creative concepts in educating future generationsRead more
Heartland FM, a Highland Perthshire community radio station, did it again against more the 400 radio stations across the UK...Read more
The Scottish government lost the right to hold IndyRef2. However the UK also lost by failing to convince the UK...Read more
There are now 8bn people walking the planet. Fertility rates are falling. There’s an increase in older people working longer....Read more
We’re Out and About again with Charlie McCarthy. This month it’s The Hill House in Helensburgh where visitors can walkabout...Read more
Spectacular scenery and a great way to start cycle routing along National Cycle Network 7 routeRead more
Euthanasia debate returns to Scottish Parliament with the Assisted Dying for Terminally Ill Adults (Scotland) Bill.Read more
Bylines Scotland obtained an exclusive interview with Dundee-based artist Dana Leslie, winner of the Global Undergraduate Award 2022 for her...Read more
Charlie McCarthy explores the options available to keep Scotland’s popular footpaths well maintained for local walkers and tourists alike.Read more
The lack of affordable housing affects whole communities and not just the people living in overcrowded, unsuitable accommodationRead more
This whole episode is a sad day for Scottish politics and for Salmond personally.Read more
The prime minister has just given the Scottish Conservatives another mountain to climb next MayRead more
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the shops in a face mask, Brexit is back...Read more
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