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Mike Wilson

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The Urban Realm

PRESENTED ON APR 22, 2016
IN EDINBURGH @ VOL 33

Mike Wilson is a writer and website publisher. A co-owner of the media resources and training website, www.allmediascotland.com, he is a former sports writer - including with The Sunday Times Scotland, FourFourTwo magazine and for the Scottish Football Association. He is author of three books about football and is interested in far too much for his own good, including architecture (not that he necessarily knows what an architrave is).


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