ALASDAIR SOUSSI is a Scots-born freelance journalist and writer currently based in Glasgow. A politics and sociology honours graduate from the University of Glasgow, he has worked in the likes of Beirut, Cairo, Amman and Freetown.

With a special interest in the Middle East and Islamic world, UK and Scottish politics and historical figures and events, Soussi began his career at the Dunoon Observer and Argyllshire Standard in Scotland, and, on graduating, went freelance, living and working across the Middle East, beginning with the second Gulf War in 2003 when he was based in south Lebanon.

He writes regularly for Al Jazeera English, The National and Etihad Airways' ASPIRE magazine
. Commissioned by the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) to act as a consultant for Unicef fund-raising information packs in Egypt and Tunisia, his work has also appeared in the likes of BBC News Website, The Irish Times and The Christian Science Monitor.

Features, profiles, interviews and opinion pieces
are his thing - and he would be delighted to discuss any potential commissions.