I would say I have always been addicted to learning – always striving to discover something new, interesting or unique.
The Day I
Lisa Aitken, 29, Scottish Squash Champion, Edinburgh
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I was born and grew up in America. I did my first degree in English literature at Harvard University and came to Scotland in 1999 to pursue a Masters degree in theatre directing at The Royal Conservatoire in Glasgow.
I grew up on a hill farm with my mum, Clare, dad, Andrew, and two younger sisters Emma, now 27, and Alice, 26.
I am probably best known for my work with Grampian TV, STV’s The People’s History Show and the BBC’s rural affairs programme Landward.
Tears of joy rolled down my face and plopped on to the box before me.
As a little girl, I always loved to dance.
I’d been looking forward to my 40th birthday for months. Myself, husband Mark and our kids Lucia, eight, and Isabella, six, were due to visit York on holiday to celebrate.
Coming from a foodie family, I knew from a young age that I wanted to be a chef. Dad loves his seafood. Quite often we’d have crabs in the kitchen sink of a Saturday morning, waiting to be rustled up into a fabulous, tasty dish.
Four days-a-week I don’t switch on the radio to start my day. Instead, I pop downstairs and broadcast from my own radio station in my garage.
Music is pumping from enormous speakers. Thousands of us have gathered at the start of the Edinburgh Marathon.