In 1987 Terry Waite became a worldwide news story when he was taken hostage in Beirut. He was to be held captive for almost five years, four in solitary confinement.
He has used that experience as a springboard to help others who find themselves in difficulty. Much of his time is spent representing the charity Emmaus, which helps homeless people from across the UK by providing accommodation in community houses.
He spoke to Scotland Tonight during a visit to Scotland.
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