Skip to content

Authors.

ScotlandCan seeks to represent diverse views and opinion from across Scotland. From young Scots to experts, front-line workers and journalists, ScotlandCan regularly hosts articles and commentary from guest authors.

If you would like to explore more from any of our regular contributors you can find all of their articles, as well as more information about them, on their author page.

Eddie Barnes (Director, ScotlandCan)

Eddie Barnes

Eddie is a former political journalist with the Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday titles and previously worked as Head of Strategy and Communications with the Scottish Conservatives. 

Susan Dalgety, ScotlandCan contributor

Susan Dalgety

Susan is a writer, communications expert and researcher. She is a columnist for the Scotsman, where she writes about women, politics, and the world. Her first book The Spirit of Malawi was published in February 2021.

She was the Chief Press Officer for Lord McConnell during his period as First Minister, and was a Labour councillor in Edinburgh from 1992 to 1999, when she left to become the chief writer for the Edinburgh Evening News.

Jim Gallagher, ScotlandCan contributor

Jim Gallagher

Jim is an Honorary Professor Universities of Glasgow and St Andrews. He is a former Gwylim Gibbon Fellow at Nuffield College Oxford, and a former senior civil servant.

He was Director General of devolution for the Ministry of Justice from 2007 until 2010, and served as Secretary to the Commission on Scottish Devolution.

Dr Azeem Ibrahim, ScotlandCan contributor

Azeem Ibrahim

Azeem Ibrahim is a columnist at Foreign Policy, a research professor at the Strategic Studies Institute at the U.S. Army War College, and a director at the Newlines Institute for Strategy and Policy in Washington, D.C.

Jenny Marra, ScotlandCan contributor

Jenny Marra

Jenny was a Scottish Labour Member of the Scottish Parliament for the North East Scotland region from 2011 to 2021, she served as convenor of the Public Audit Committee and was Labour’s Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport.

Coll Mccail, ScotlandCan contributor

Coll Mccail

Coll is an activist and eco-socialist living in Edinburgh.

Suzi Murning

Suzi is campaigns officer for a leading anti-poverty charity in Scotland.

Ross Newton (Videographer, ScotlandCan)

Ross Newton

Ross works for the think tank Our Scottish Future on creating a positive case for devolution and co-operation within the UK.

Melvyn Roffe

Melvyn has been Principal of George Watson’s College since August 2014, having previously been an English teacher, a Deputy Head in Wales and served as head of two state boarding schools in England.

Looking for our latest news?

Find all of our news and opinion here.

Sign up.

To get news and ideas straight to your inbox, subscribe now. 

We’ll email you about campaigns, events and opportunities to get involved. You can manage your preferences or unsubscribe at any time by by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. Find out more about how we use your data.

Enjoying ScotlandCan?​

Join our email list to get the latest news and opinions from ScotlandCan. 

We’ll email you about campaigns, events and opportunities to get involved. You can manage your preferences or unsubscribe at any time by by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. Find out more about how we use your data.

Thank you!

Thank you for subscribing to ScotlandCan! We’ll email you about campaigns, events and opportunities to get involved, and send news and ideas straight to your inbox.

There is only one way we will transform this country – and that’s together.

You can manage your preferences or unsubscribe at any time by by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. Find out more about how we use your data.

Enjoying ScotlandCan?​

Join our email list to get the latest news and opinions from ScotlandCan. 

We’ll email you about campaigns, events and opportunities to get involved. You can manage your preferences or unsubscribe at any time by by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. Find out more about how we use your data.