Ewan McAndrew on Mt. Fitzroy (with an orange)
NameEwan McAndrew
Height5' 10"
Time zoneGMT
LocationGlasgow and Edinburgh
Country[[File:Flag of Scotland.svg|22x20px|border |alt=Flag of Scotland|link=[[:w:Scotland]]]] Scotland
OccupationWikimedian in Residence
EmployerUniversity of Edinburgh
UniversityUniversity of Glasgow
High schoolEllon Academy
HobbiesReading, writing, hiking, swimming, going to the movies, playing the mandolin.
Contact info

English literature, Modern History, Technology, Travel, Films, Information Science, Libraries, Archives, Gaming, Football, Badminton.


Hi, I'm Stinglehammer (Ewan) and I currently live in Glasgow, Scotland, although my home town is Newburgh, Aberdeenshire.

I'm a Wikimedian in Residence at The University of Edinburgh.

I have a second Wikipedia account (EMcAndrew) which I use for training purposes.

This is one of the many reasons why we do this: WATCH "Life in a Day - Abel and his laptop" (with thanks to Martin Poulter for providing the heads up on the link)

If you ever feel like getting involved in some of our projects or training sessions then message me, by all means. I'd be glad to hear from you.

The project page for the residency is located here: W:Wikipedia:University of EdinburghWikipedia:University of Edinburgh and my blog is here:

Real name: Ewan McAndrew Email: Twitter handle: @emcandre Location: Glasgow and Edinburgh

About me

I have an MA in English (Literature & Language) & Modern History from University of Glasgow, a postgraduate diploma (PgDip) in Software Development from Glasgow Caledonian University and a PGDE in English & Media Teaching from University of Strathclyde. I also hold a TEFL certificate from I-to-I and have undertaken short courses in creative writing & screenwriting.

Currently, I am studying on the Information Management MSc course at the University of Northumbria (accredited by CILIP and the ARA) as well as trying to find time for the following MOOC courses:

Things I like

I love travelling, music, history, cinema and literature, and this all feeds into my regular day-job of teaching of English & Media Studies. I'm interested in all kinds of stories (movies, books, plays) and create my own stories from time to time. Above all, I'm passionate about the idea of lifelong learning and broadening your horizons. Hence why I'm here and why I'm trying to learn how to play the mandolin (badly).

My Wikidata subpages

  1. List of Edinburgh alumni who are health professionals
  2. List of Edinburgh medical alumni born in Edinburgh
  3. List of Edinburgh buildings and their architects
  4. List of Architects with UK citizenship, grouped by place of education
  5. W:User:Stinglehammer/Spies from the UK
  6. W:User:Stinglehammer/Female spies
  7. W:User:Stinglehammer/InternationalAlumni
  8. Notable people whose doctoral advisor was a University of Edinburgh alum (+ academic field) - Hit 'EXECUTE' to run the Wikidata query.
  9. Awards won by women who attended the University of Edinburgh - Hit 'EXECUTE' to run this Wikidata query
  10. Awards won by people employed by the University of Edinburgh - Hit 'EXECUTE' to run this Wikidata query
  11. Organisations founded by people born in Edinburgh - Hit 'EXECUTE' to run this Wikidata query
  1. Women in Red
  2. Women artists
  3. Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, and more.


  1. Content Translation tool
  2. A tool which 'scores' a Wikipedia page. (tick the checkbox for WP10 once you've selected enwiki from the dropdown menu)
  3. Cat-a-lot gadget for Wikicommons
  4. Citation Hunt tool
  5. Free Image search tool
  6. to Commons tool
  7. Flickr2commons tool
  8. Wikidata map of all the Wikipedia articles located within a 2km radius of University of Edinburgh
  9. FlickrFree shows free, recently uploaded images on Flickr, ready for transfer to Commons.
  10. URL2Commons can transfer files from a list of URLs to Commons.
  11. Reasonator - Wikidata "in pretty".
  12. Todo, little things you can do on Wikidata.
  13. BaGLAMa, monthly view counts for pages containing images from selected Commons categories.
  14. (Wikipedia where in OSM) is a project to show for a Wikipedia article geometric objects from OpenStreetMap.
  15. GLAMorous, a tool to keep track of Commons images used on other projects.
  16. Wikishootme: Have a camera? Find places nearby that have items on Wikidata but no images yet, and see your pictures beautify an article or two!
  17. Uptrends on English Wikipedia this week
  18. Wikiradio is an audio service transmitted via Internet streaming. Each sound is the that the community has chosen to be highlighted as some of the finest on Wikipedia and Commons.
  19. Geohack for Edinburgh
  20. Convert PDF to SVG.
  21. Autolist 2
  22. Catnap
  23. Catfood
  24. Video2commons
  25. Wikimedia search
  26. Tool to turn Excel table into Wiki code
  27. Recent deaths tool - gets recent celebrity deaths from Find-A-Grave, and compares it with Wikidata items
  28. Page views tool

Articles of interest

Dr Humphrey Southall, Reader in Geography, University of Portsmouth, written with Dr Martin Poulter, describe a Wikipedia-based assignment given to first-year students in Applied Human Geography and also looking at how academics can inform the widest public about their subject, and raise awareness of the reliable sources used in research.

UCL Centre for Translation Studies (CenTraS) ran an event for 36 postgraduate translation studies students, all new to editing Wikipedia, to learn how to contribute to the online encyclopedia anyone can edit. Co-organiser Dr Mira Vogel discusses its success.

Prezi presentation.

Wikipedia & Altmetric

  1. Click here for the Wikipedia & Altmetric folder
  2. A tool which 'scores' a Wikipedia page. (tick the checkbox for WP10 once you've selected enwiki from the dropdown menu)
  3. Citation Hunt tool

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