Our chief fact-checker is Alastair Brian. He previously worked for STV News, ITV Border and BBC Scotland across features, news and politics. He leads on fact-checking for The Ferret and runs fact-checking workshops across the country, and is very passionate about news sites including hyperlinks to their sources!


He graduated in MA Multimedia Journalism from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2013, and has a BA Politics and International Relations from the University of Aberdeen.


Alastair is supported by The Ferret Fact Service editorial committee. This currently includes Ferret journalists Ally Tibbitt, Rob Edwards, Billy Briggs and Karin Goodwin. You can read more about the editorial board here.