The Obituarist

Alison is an obituary writer whose work regularly appears in two of Scotland’s national newspapers, The Herald and The Scotsman.

Now, through It’s A Wonderful Life (, she offers everyone the opportunity to have their life story written by a professional obituarist.

Alison Shaw

Always fascinated by other people’s lives, throughout her career she has written the life stories and obituaries of hundreds of different people, rich and poor, famous and unknown and those who are simply stars in their own families.

Now a freelance journalist, feature writer and obituarist, Alison has 38 years’ media experience as a newspaper reporter, television researcher and producer and public relations consultant.

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