Alastair Stewart is a Scottish freelance writer and journalist.
He writes about politics, culture and history as well as reporting local news for the largest English-speaking publications in Spain.
Alastair’s speciality is feature articles giving a spectrum of insight into historical, cultural and contemporary policy issues. He has provided essays on topics as varied as James Bond, Brexit, and Winston Churchill for blogs, magazines and newspapers across Europe.
His writing interests include comparative nationalism and understanding modern events with historical contrasts. Alastair is enthusiastic about British and European history with a particular interest in the life of Sir Winston Churchill. He enjoys arts and cultural discussions and is a regular reviewer including at the Edinburgh International Festival.
“Writing is as challenging as it is cathartic. Even in an age of such wonderful technology, ideas still come from within and to share them is a blessing.”
In 2013, he founded DARROW, Scotland’s only dedicated forum for more than 200 up and coming writers. The magazine works predominantly with 16-35-year-olds to give them the tools they need to share their ideas, hone their craft and thrive as writers, journalists, and storytellers.
For the last three years, Alastair has taught English and History in Spain and prepared more than 400 students for Cambridge language examinations. He has also conducted writing and debate workshops, encouraging students to develop their writing style and passion for literature at all opportunities.
Alastair was previously a press officer at the Scottish Parliament and worked in public affairs. He remains an enthusiastic speechwriter for stakeholders in the public and private sector. He graduated from Edinburgh University in 2011 with an MA (Hons) in International Relations.
He is an avid reader, has recently fallen in love with comics and wishes he’d created Flashman. He lives with his wife to be and occasionally dazzles in the kitchen (although she questions this assertion…).