My name is Gillian Lambie, I am twenty-three. I have a First Class Honours Degree in Multimedia Journalism, and I am the Communications & Marketing Officer for Scottish Cycling. I have a fiance, a house, a car and a beautiful cat called Colin. But I am nowhere near the top of my game.
I am at the stage in my life where there is no natural ladder to make it better, except your own determination and motivation to do so. There are no exams, or school years and no hoops to jump through.
Originally from Speyside in the North East of Scotland, I moved to Glasgow in the hope to reach my ambition in becoming a journalist, writer and producer.
I studied BA(Hons) Multimedia Journalism at Glasgow Caledonian University and have previously worked as a freelance content assistant at BBC Radio Scotland, among many other wonderful projects and jobs!
King Lambie Productions is a company myself and Cameron King set up in May 2013 – we hosted Scotland’s hub for International Community Media Day 2013 which you can find out more about here. We have also created radio programmes and set up a project called 100 Face, 100 Voices which is still in its early stages.
I have previously worked with The Northern Scot (Scottish Provincial Press) and completed work experience with the Moray Council, Radio Clyde and BBC Scotland, as well as writing for various online publications.
In June 2012 I also took part in a project called #citizenrelay where I was an intern for Inverness and the North West, we followed the Olympic Torch and reported on what different communities were doing to celebrate the event. It was a way to engage with citizen journalism and to collect the stories of different communities and communicate them out to a larger network.
I have an interest in radio, citizen journalism and conversational journalism where social media is key. I am currently working towards my university dissertation researching the impact of social media on online journalism.