DARROW is proud to be the dedicated home of new writing talent in Scotland.

Many young people cannot afford internships and placements, but need to showcase their artistic, journalistic and political insight to advance in their career.

DARROW is committed to empowering young writers and to supporting emerging talent across a multitude of countries and sectors.

We work predominantly with 16-35-year-olds to give them the tools they need to share their ideas, hone their craft and thrive as writers, journalists, and storytellers.

All DARROW contributors receive support and guidance on how to source stories, conduct interviews and write articles in a compelling and balanced way.

We believe that everyone has an important story to tell, and DARROW is committed to showcasing the abilities and talents of its writers.

Our ethos

DARROW prides itself on publishing articles from across the political spectrum. We do, however, hold key some principles – we’re anti-Brexit, pro-EU and believe in the need for radical constitutional reform across the United Kingdom to protect devolution and allow a fairer representation of the home nations.

Our background 

DARROW was founded in 2013 by Alastair Stewart.

After graduating from the University of Edinburgh, Alastair struggled with pursuing unaffordable internships while holding down a full-time job to pay the bills.

Bypassing the traditional route, he developed a freelance writing portfolio to demonstrate his potential. After successfully breaking into policy and writing positions, he created DARROW to empower columnists with a professional and respected magazine that held real meaning in the eyes of prospective employers.

“Writing for DARROW means our team can build up a profile of opinion and analysis to kick start or advance their career. We are proud to publish new and seasoned authors together, side by side, and believe younger writers gain significantly from being published next to well-known names.”

DARROW has a particular affinity with Scotland, but our team is not bound by borders. Quality of thought and originality are the only expectations we place on our writers to give our readership a genuine variety of analysis and opinion.

We have writers based around the world who have benefited from our ethos and remain dedicated to supporting younger writers.

“The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.”

– Marcus Aurelius