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Major Mike Edwards VR DL BA


A newspaper, radio & television journalist for 40 years, Mike Edwards was the nightly face of the Scottish News on STV for more than quarter of a century. He is an officer in the Army Reserve having joined the Territorial Army in 1994 and as a Major in the Royal Highland Fusiliers, was mobilised to serve on operations in Iraq & Afghanistan.

Author of the novel ‘Friendly Fire’ and autobiography ‘The Road Home,’ he is working on new fiction & non-fiction projects. After retiring from his media career, he was a full-time carer for his mother who had been diagnosed with dementia.

He is an ambassador for Alzheimer Scotland and is passionate about helping people living with dementia, their families & military veterans. Mike is a trustee of the RHF charity, the Highlanders Regimental Museum at Fort George & volunteers for the armed forces charity SSAFA and Crimestoppers Scotland. He holds a BA degree in Sociology, a diploma in journalism and is a graduate of the British and Canadian Army staff colleges. Mike is also a Deputy Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire. 

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