Publicity Log

Below you will find a log of each of my publicity appearances, from newspapers to television and radio to guest speaking at events

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BBC Sports Feature

December 14th 2018

My first feature on the English speaking BBC! The first of many I hope!

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BBC ALBA feature interview

December 10th 2018

My first video interview for BBC ALBA giving an introduction to who I am and how I lost my leg, where I am now and the importance of staying positive.



December 8th 2018

I was  speaking on the weekly sports programme on Radio nan Gaidheal about my induction to the GB Para Snowboard teamafter a 3 week trip to Holland then Finland, and my aspirations towards reaching the Beijing 2022 Paralympics!


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November 17th 2018

Talking about my first Banked Slalom competition at Europa Cup level, which qualified me for the World Cup competition where I finished 9th overall!

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Presenting the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards

July 5th 2018

I had the great honour of presenting the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards DofE Scotland to students at their awards ceremony at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. I was invited along to give a talk about my journey which might inspire the awardees and present each individual in both my groups with their certificate. His Royal Highness the Earl of Wessex also came round to speak to and congratulate the young people. I never did the Duke of Edinburgh award and after hearing the journeys that these young people have had I just hope I have inspired them even a fraction of the amount that they all have inspired me. It was an honour to meet you all, congratulations again and I wish you the very best for the future!


Primary School Talk on keeping Active

June 2018

I was invited in to a primary school where I spoke about the importance of staying active no matter your ability and celebrating differences. Just after the end of term I received this wonderful pack of hand drawn thank you cards from the primary 1-2 class who invited me! I am really glad the whole school enjoyed my talk and I hope they are inspired even a little to enjoy the great outdoors a bit more during their summer holidays!

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Radio nan Gael; Coinneach MacIomhair

July 18th, 2018

I took part in a discussion about the development of exoskeletons and their potential future use both in the medical field as well as mechanical in production lines etc.

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BBC ALBA News Sports Feature

May 2nd, 2018

I was interviewed for BBC Alba Sports section of the news talking about my past season snowboard cross racing, and my training over the summer and onwards towards the next Paralympics!


'Losing a Leg Hasn't Slowed me down' says Andy

April 20, 2018

An excellent 3 page spread starting on the back sports page of my hometown newspaper the Stornoway Gazette

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March 29th 2018

Featured as a 'Professional of ISUZU' to highlight the range of uses their fantastic vehicles can be used for, it's never let me down!


BBC - Scots Crash survivor targets 2022 paralympics

January 16, 2018

The BBC published an article in their Highlands and Islands section about my ambitions to reach the 2022 Beijing Paralympics!

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OnTrack Magazine

January 16, 2018

Andy Macleod on the prosthetics helping him prepare for 2022 Winter paralympics

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Snow-sport enthusiast Andy has his sights set firmly on 2022 Winter Games

January 25, 2018

An article from Dorset Orthopaedic prosthetics and orthotics clinic discussing my use of the Pro-carve prosthetic foot for snowboarding.

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Posability Magazine

January 16, 2018

Andy MacLeod on the prosthetics helping him prepare for the 2022 Winter Paralympics

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Weekly sports, Radio nan Gael

Febuary 17th, 201

I was invited to discuss the successes of Team GB in the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics


Radio nan Gael: Sport of the week

January 27, 2018

My first Radio appearance on Radio nan Gael discussing my winter training with and competing across Europe with the GBX  snowboard cross training academy.

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Snowboarder who lost a leg wants to compete with able-bodied athletes for team GB - The National

October 28th, 2017

An article in The National newspaper about my current challenge of competing in the able-bodied category of the FIS snowboard cross competitions across Europe at the beginning of 2018.


Snow Limits - Scottish Daily Mail

October 26th 2017

The Scottish Daily Mail ran a story covering my journey from a car accident to representing Team GB in Snowboard Cross racing in Europe


Ticket to Ride: Para-Perspective

September 1st 2017

The organisation who ran the snowboard instructor course I did in New Zealand featured me in a blog post talking about training to be an instructor as a disabled rider.


'Ceum air cheum' BBC ALBA prosthetics documentary

April 6th 2017

With my ability to speak Gaelic and my continued sporting abilities after amputation I was selected to feature as a large part in a BBC ALBA documentary program on prosthetic legs and amputation. The program is sometimes re-aired on the channel and then featured  on Iplayer for around a month afterwards, keep checking back to see if it's live on the link below!


Commonwealth Baton Relay STV news interview

July 6th 2014

I had the privilege of both walking with the Queen's Commonwealth Baton in 2014 and being interviewed for the STV news. Sadly the interview doesn't seem to be online anywhere.

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Summiting Ben Nevis STV news report

March 3rd 2012

An aim I set myself during my recovery was to reach the summit of Britain's highest mountain with 10 friends before the anniversary date of the accident. I raised over £2000 for the Scottish Mountain Rescue Service and Royal National Lifeboat Institute and I was reported on in a number of newspapers and featured in a story on the STV primetime news at 6pm. Click below to read the report.

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Cyclist Loses Leg After Being Hit by car at 70mph

March 7th 2011

Here you will find an article with details of the crash heard during the driver's prosecution case in 2013.