Gavin joined Adoption UK Scotland in 2021 following a 15-year career in journalism during which he worked as a reporter and sub-editor at STV, the Herald, and Scottish charity news website Third Force News. 

A graduate of Glasgow's Cardonald College, Gavin also holds National Council for the Training of Journalists qualifications in news and feature writing, editing, and shorthand. He is a past winner of the Feature Writing category at the annual Write Stuff Scottish Journalism Awards.

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