Kirsty Wark: ‘I’m known to be an interrupter. My kids just tell me to shut up’

The broadcaster, 67, on dreaming of being an actor, seeking peace on the Isle of Arran and and the privilege of taking part in the Queen’s funeral coverage

My earliest memory is waking up aged three thinking someone had slapped me. I vividly remember the sensation, before opening my eyes to an empty room. That’s how I learned about dreams.

Mine was a traditional west of Scotland, middle-class, Presbyterian childhood. Mum didn’t work once she became a mother; Dad was a lawyer in Glasgow, always in a fedora and smart suit. We had a real sense of freedom in Kilmarnock: out on my bike in the morning, not back until night.

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