Photographer and lecturer at Glasgow Kelvin College, Simon Murphy, has just returned from a trip in Northern Uganda to document aid being distributed by Scottish charities.
Simon has been travelling to countries such as South Sudan, Ethiopia, Liberia, Colombia and Bangladesh over the past 12 years and while there distributes football tops that have been donated by friends and family. Although completely unrelated to the work of the charity, which this time around was SCIAF, Simon believes that football can unite people and common ground can be found anywhere in the world based on the beautiful game. Simon's friend and long term Fraserburgh FC fan, Ally Ruan, gave him some tops to take over for this trip and the first to be given out was his prized red tartan Fraserburgh shirt.
"I met a young girl, Edea Iren, 10, in the Palorinya refugee camp close to the border with South Sudan. She wanted to be in some of my pictures and when I gave her the Fraserburgh shirt as a thank you she couldn't hide her joy" says Simon.
Football is a universal language, anywhere I go in the world, I can connect with people over football
To witness the work of the charities that I travel with is incredible, even though there are a lot of hardships, the resilience of the people puts life back here into perspective. Giving out football tops won't change anyone's life or alleviate the suffering experienced, it's just a gesture to help connect with people."
Simon is hoping to put on an exhibition of his African work at some point in the not too distant future.