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Who is Alice Morrison?


Alice Morrison was born in 1963 in Edinburgh, but grew up in Uganda and Ghana, before returning to Scotland at 11 years old.

She was educated at St Denis and Cranley Academy for Young Ladies and Edinburgh University, where she studied Arabic and Turkish.

After two years in Cairo, Alice Morrison became a journalist working in the UK including at the BBC, largely dealing with Middle Eastern matters, although she later covered adventures such as the Snowdon Challenge and ice climbing in the Andes.

She became the CEO of Vision+Media, before returning to the world of adventure including running the Marathon Des Sables in 2014.

Alice Morrison settled in Morocco and wrote a book, Dodging Elephants, about racing across Africa on her bike.

In 2017, the BBC announced a new BBC Two series From Here to Timbuktu, in which Alice Morrison would follow the Salt Roads.
 
In 2018, she wrote an article Morocco Emerges as a Model for Protecting Women for OZY.com


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Latest User Comments (7)
Rick Burgoyne
Rick Burgoyne
I'm intrigued as to why this amazing woman who grew up in Scotland and Africa and went to Edinburgh University has hints of a West Country accent. Thanks for the fascinating documentary - we love it! More please!
 
 
Vicky
Vicky
I came here to see what part of the West Country she’s from by her accent!! But she’s Scottish! Maybe a soft Edinburgh accent! Besides she’s an incredible and inspiring woman
 
 
James Berry
James Berry
Likewise I thought south west perhaps. What a fascinating life and stories she must have to tell
 
 
Richard jones
Richard jones
Informative and enlightening series on her Saharan trek,a very inspiring and inspirational person
 
 
John Lukey
John Lukey
Engaging broadcaster. This evening I watched Alice's journey to Timbuktu on BBC4. Best programme I've seen for two or three years. JL
 
 
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