Stories

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“Crime is not black and white, it’s not evil and good, it’s just people.”

Kevin reflects on being a victim of assault and his journey to find his voice, again.

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“No one wakes up and decides to be a criminal…things aren’t black and white”

Malky tells his story from chaos, addiction and his darkest moment to recovery, repair and redemption.

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“I used to think I was the only one having these problems”

Expelled from school at 13, and in and out of the justice system, Jenny took her second chance and changed her life for the better.

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“I’ve had a second chance, I may not have deserved it, but I’m glad I got it”

Morag made a mistake – but fought her own shame and other’s judgement to find peace and contentment.

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“I lost 20 years of my life to heroin. Now I’m an award-winning student.”

For years, no one saw Lucy as Lucy. It was ‘Lucy the junkie’. She’s now an award-winning student embracing life as a scholar and a grandma!

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From offending to Oxford: my second chance

For Kirstie, growing up gay was hard. Unsupported and in a toxic relationship, frustration and violence took over her life.

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The times they are a-changin’

With the fishing industry in decline, the symbolism of a scrapping a local relic was unthinkable to the Burghead community.

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A second chance after selling drugs

How drugs took over a young lad’s life. He was arrested, alone and sentenced to a second chance.

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“I was a no good waste of space. An alcoholic.”

Set in the coastal town of Dunbar in East Lothian, this story explores why giving up booze is only half the battle.

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Addicted to love

“We just want to be happy”. Set in Dundee, this story explores relationships, setbacks, hope and addiction.