About Me

Christopher Reekie
In October 1953 he entered journalism as a junior reporter with the Southern Reporter at Selkirk. He did well. In 1954 the firm sent him to the Kelso Chronicle in the same capacity. In May 1955 he struck out on his own and joined the Fife Herald at Cupar and was there until June 1959. He gained much experience covering the meetings of Fife County Council and also reported rugby and cricket. He lived in digs and his home was still at Eskbank.
Christopher Reekie worked in journalism for 43 years in the field of general news reporter, politics news and local government. He worked for famous magazines like Weakness & Scotland, North of England , Mr. Chris Reekie retired at age of 65 years. Mr. Chris Reekie lives in Scotland england with his lovely  mother.

Professional background

Education : Secondary School and commercial college

Work Experience

Journalist for 43 years
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He then moved to England and worked at branch offices of the Newcastle Journal on Tyneside. Then he was with the Sunderland Echo from 1961 to December 1964 and continued to do well.
He always wanted back to Scotland and gained a post at Edinburgh office of the Glasgow Herald (now The Herald} He reported the local authorities Edinburgh Council and Lothian Regional Council with the Herald and covered the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland for 31 years from 1966 to 1996.

Chris was not political but in the late 1960s he became an office-bearer of Edinburgh and District branch of the National Union of Journalists. He was branch secretary for 32 years from 1971 to 2003. He called regular meetings, arranged business, and dealt with membership applications. From the 1990s he was also branch treasurer. He attended 31 conferences of the NUJ and spoke often on matters of branch organisation. For distinguished service he was made a Member of Honour of the NUJ in 1994.

He was interested in history and studied in particular American history. With the Herald he wrote several articles on Abraham Lincoln. He had studied several biographies of the President and his one visit to the United States in 1976 was to visit Lincoln’s home and burial place at Springfield, Illinois. In retirement he researched the literary history of Edinburgh and had his work published in History Scotland magazine. Another interest was the game of draughts. He researched its history and he wrote on how this game of skill was developed by Scots players and analysts in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Christopher Reekie worked in journalism.

Journalism is a vital profession that plays a crucial role in informing the public, holding power accountable, and facilitating a free and democratic society. It serves as a cornerstone of democracy by providing citizens with accurate and reliable information about local, national, and international events.

General news reporter
Politics news
Local government.
The Herald newspaper
History Scotland maazine.