Paul Smith has worked as a journalist in Scotland for 13 years, covering news and sport for a variety of publications. He served his apprenticeship with DC Thomson, working on the Dundee Courier and Sunday Post, before becoming editor of the Inverurie Herald. He joined the sports desk team at the Aberdeen Press and Journal in 2001 and spent eight years in that department before being appointed head of photographic in 2009. He covered his first Dons game as a reporter in 1996, having first attended Pittodrie during Sir Alex Ferguson’s reign, and is the son of former Aberdeen, Rangers and Scotland player Dave Smith. As an author his previous titles include The Legends of Aberdeen and Gothenburg Glory. Paul lives in Aberdeenshire with his wife Coral and children Finlay and Mia.