David is on the write track after nursing, reporting and politics

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AN EX-NURSE and journalist has carved out a new career – publishing a book of inspirational quotes and ideas.

David Lingiah (68), from Lenzie, was born in Mauritius, but emigrated to Scotland in 1967.

He left a career in politics and journalism in his homeland for a new life in Lenzie where he became a nurse - working at the former Woodilee Hospital.

After further training at Stobhill Hospital he became a charge nurse, and then studied at Jordanhill College to become a nursing tutor.

Since retiring to look after his family in the late 1980s David has written several books, as well as completing a degree in health studies at Caledonian University.

He now volunteers at Kirkintilloch’s Addiction Recovery Centre, Cruse Bereavement Care and Victim Support - where he offers a counselling service.

The author is also involved with a number of international universities, where he helps students with their studies.

His latest self-published book is entitled ‘What Moves You, Are You Inspirational?’ and features quotations from a number of sources - from Shakespeare and the Bible, to renowned scientists and poets.

Each quote is accompanied by an explanatory chapter written by David or one of his friends from across the globe.

David told the Herald: “The book is a culmination of the efforts of a number of contributors across many parts of the world who were willing to share their experiences and reflections on who or what moved them - a book, an individual, a character, a quotation, a saying - and how it has shaped their lives.”

He added: “These are things which have been inspirational to me and I hope that they might inspire others to live a good life and to feel rejuvenated and happier - as I did when I was putting it together.”

If you would like a copy of the book, e-mail David at David.lingiah@gmail.com