Andrew Youngson

I am a features writer for the Press and Journal, covering entertainment, recruitment and lifestyle

Q&A: Paul Merton

April 30, 2015

Ahead of his hilarious improvisation shows in Aberdeen and Inverness in May, Have I Got News For You funnyman Paul Merton talks to Andrew Youngson about the joys of unpreparedness


Slow and steady wins the race

April 23, 2015

This weekend’s Portsoy to Huntly Slow Marathon is all about the journey – not the speed of reaching the destination, writes Andrew Youngson


Menopause – the last taboo at work

April 21, 2015

In today’s modern world where employers recognise key stages in life, it seems there is one remaining natural life event that is being ignored  –  the menopause.


Best foot forward

April 20, 2015

Ahead of his live performance in Aberdeen, West End and Hollywood star Adam Garcia talks to Andrew Youngson about the challenges of being an all-round performer


Industry view: Staying on top of pensions paperwork

April 14, 2015

In recent months, the majority of auto enrolment headlines have focused on smaller employers who are preparing to meet their staging dates  – but what about those employers who have already staged and their considerations for this year?


Photo Diary: The Vine Trust reception and dinner

April 5, 2015

What: The Vine Trust reception and dinner, sponsored by Wood Group PSN. Vine Trust is an international interdenominational volunteering charity which seeks to enable volunteers to make a real and significant difference to some of the poorest children and communities in the world.

Health and Beauty

HIV – A brief timeline of medical advances

April 3, 2015

Since the first HIV tests were introduced in the UK 30 years ago, the treatments have taken huge steps forward. Here's a brief rundown of some significant steps on the way to helping people living with the condition lead long and full lives:


Open your eyes to art

April 3, 2015

The lives of our nation’s historical figures will intertwine with those of upcoming artists and designers next week. Andrew Youngson finds out why there has never been a better time to look again at our immediate surroundings


Q&A: Hollie McNish

April 2, 2015

Ahead of her Lemon Tree gig later this month, poet and spoken-word artist Hollie McNish talks to Andrew Youngson about her Scottish inspirations


Watch our rough and ready quickfire interview with Adam Garcia

March 19, 2015

Adam Garcia has a name and a face which is known to many, but particularly fans of the film Coyote Ugly, and the stage musical Saturday Night Fever. But did you know the Aussie star has also shared top billing with the likes of Drew Barrymore, Lindsay Lohan and Frozen star Idina Menzel?


Industry view: How long could you survive on your savings?

March 18, 2015

It is often said that change is the only constant in life. While some events in life can be planned for, other events can happen out of the blue. All the more reason to consider a personal financial plan, which will provide peace of mind that whatever is around the corner, you have adequate resources set aside to manage.