Episode 58 - Calum MacDonald from Positively Scottish - Social Enterprise Conversations
March 23, 2017•26 min
In a world so deeply immersed in social media, where critique on current events seems to appear in a never-ending stream, and twenty four hour rolling news channels are available at almost every turn, one could be forgiven for thinking that our lives are in danger of being overwhelmed by a constant torrent of bad news and negativity.
If like me you are prone to such thinking, then it should be heartening to know that you’re not alone. Calum MacDonald from Positively Scottish had similar thoughts, and it was this thinking that led him to create a news website that is dedicated to telling positive stories about ordinary Scots all over the world.
A former editor at The Herald, Calum launched Positively Scottish in June 2016 with the aim of providing a positive alternative to the mainstream media. Working alongside a team of 15 freelance journalists Positively Scottish posts at least one story a day from Monday to Saturday. Each story is a combination of long reads, features and profiles,