Bantuan Coffee Foundation – Helps victims of child prostitution in Indonesia start a new life by selling the luxurious wild Kopi Luwak coffee from Indonesia and uses the profits to pay for safe houses and education scholarships. Help out, please.

0 to 8848m – Also affiliated with Bantuan, Robert Porter and Rona McKay will attempt to walk from sea level to the summit of Everest. The adventure is ongoing.

Freight Books – My publisher.

Gutter – Magazine of contemporary Scottish writing.

Cargo Publishing – Excellent Scottish publishers.

Japan Times – Nationwide Japanese newspaper. I write for the books section.

Looking Glass Books – Independent bookshop in Edinburgh.

Metropolis – Tokyo-based magazine of everything.

Molluskit – Natural, humane slug repellent.

Mothercoat – Quite simply one of the most exciting and inventive bands around.

No Alibis – Independent bookshop in Belfast.

Saraband Books – Another excellent Scottish publisher.

Scots Whay Hae – Podcast on all things cultural and Scottish.

West End Lane Books – Independent bookshop in London

Jane Alexander – Author of The Last Treasure Hunt.

Chris Beckett – Winner of 2009 Edge Hill Short Story award and 2012 Arthur C. Clarke Award.

Alan Bissett – Novelist, playwright, Pink Floyd fan.

Rodge Glass – Award-winning novelist, editor and biographer.

Kirstin Innes – Author of Fishnet.

Anneliese Mackintosh – Author of the award-winning Any Other Mouth.

Alan Robertshaw – Author of The Edge of Things and Slow Furies.

Patrick Robertshaw – Freelance designer.

Denise Strohsahl – Marketing, copywriting, tourism.

Simon Sylvester – Author of The Visitors and Marrow.

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