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  • Jill Calder (illustrator)
    Jill Calder (illustrator)

    Jill Calder has been working as an illustrator since 1993. She is also a calligrapher, digital artist and lecturer with a love of drawing, ideas, colour, ink, typography, book-binding and sketchbooks. Her clients include Visa, The New Yorker , Adobe, Penguin, Siemens, Kellogs and a snail farm

  • David Caldwell
    David Caldwell

    Dr David Caldwell is Keeper of Scotland & Europe in the National Museums of Scotland. In the 1990s he directed excavations at Finlaggan on Islay, the centre of the Lordship of the Isles. He is the author of Islay, Jura and Colonsay: A Historical Guide (2001) and forthcoming The Land of the

  • A.D. Cameron
    A.D. Cameron

    A.D. Cameron is a retired schoolteacher and lives in Portobello.

  • Ewen Cameron
    Ewen Cameron

    Ewen Cameron is Head of History at Edinburgh University. He studied History and International Relations at the University of Aberdeen before completing a PhD, on Government policy in the Scottish Highlands, c.1880-1925, at the University of Glasgow. He was a teaching Fellow at the University

  • Ian Campbell Thomson
    Ian Campbell Thomson

    Ian Campbell Thomson was brought up in Scotland. He was a bothy-dwelling farmworker for nine years, followed by college on a scholarship and work as a farm manager in Surrey. This led to farming a small holding in Devon and, finally, to Zambia, building a sow unit and growing maize and

  • Ewan Campbell
    Ewan Campbell

    Dr Ewan Campbell is a lecturer in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Glasgow. He is a respected authority on the origins of the Scottish Kingdom.

  • John Campbell
    John Campbell

    John Campbell is now into his sixth decade of supporting Hibernian Football Club and is a keen scholar of the club’s long and illustrious history. Over the years he has written many articles regarding Hibs and was editor of and regular contributor to the long running fanzine Mass Hibsteria

  • Katherine Campbell
    Katherine Campbell

    Katherine Campbell is a lecturer in ethnomusicology at the School of Celtic and Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh. She is General Editor of the Scottish Tradition series, School of Scottish Studies Archives, University of Edinburgh, and is author of a number of publications including

  • Laurie Campbell
    Laurie Campbell

    Laurie Campbell is one of Scotland’s leading natural history and landscape photographers. His award-winning photographs regularly feature in magazines, books and exhibitions. In addition to a number of books, Laurie writes regularly for Outdoor Photography (UK) magazine and has

  • Thorbjørn Campbell
    Thorbjørn Campbell

    Thorbjørn Campbell (aka K.T.S. Campbell) was born and bred in Ayrshire. Educated at Ayr Academy, Glasgow University (where he studied Greek, English and aesthetic philosophy) and at Jordanhill Teacher Training College, he then worked as a civil servant and a school teacher and is now

  • Dennis Canavan
    Dennis Canavan

    Born in Cowdenbeath in 1942, Dennis Canavan worked as a schoolteacher from 1968 until 1974 and was Assistant Head of Holyrood High School, Edinburgh, at the time of his first election to Parliament. In 1975, his attempt to introduce a bill to abolish corporal punishment in schools went on to play a

  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle

    Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) was born in Ecclefechan, the son of a stonemason. In 1809 he entered the Arts Faculty at Edinburgh University, graduating with a distinction in mathematics. His religious doubts would not let him accept the Ministerial path his parents had hoped for, and he left his

  • Mary Carmichael
    Mary Carmichael

    Mary Carmichael was brought up in both Tanzania, East Africa, where her father was engaged in Environmental Conservation, botanical survey and collection, and Edinburgh, where she completed her education at Edinburgh University. Between 1996 and 2005 she became Museums and Heritage Officer for

  • Annabel Carothers
    Annabel Carothers

    In 1951, Annabel Carothers sold her family house in London and joined her parents in Mull, setting up a smallholding with Carla, a spaniel, and Nicholas, a cat. During this period she wrote the novels It Happened to Rain, A Breeze in the Barley and Four Ducks on a Pond. Her first novel, A Breeze

  • Fionna Carothers
    Fionna Carothers

    Fionna Carothers is the daughter of novelist Annabel Carothers. She has had very different careers – freelance fashion model – wife and mother – gift shop manager – word processor operator for firm of quantity surveyors among them. In 1993 she qualified as a Blue Badge

  • Catherine Carswell
    Catherine Carswell

    Catherine Carswell , the Scottish novelist, biographer, and critic is recognised as a substantial figure in the Scottish literary Renaissance. Her Life of Robert Burns produced a furore in Scottish newspapers for its depiction of a man, rather than a legend, and her biography of D. H. Lawrence,

  • Donald Caskie
    Donald Caskie

    Donald Caskie was born at Bowmore, Islay in 1902 and educated at the University of Edinburgh, Caskie left his first charge at Gretna to become minister of the Scots Kirk in Paris. His wartime experiences were first published in 1957. Caskie ended his career ministering in Skelmorlie and Wemyss Bay

  • Aimee Chalmers, Editor(s)
    Aimee Chalmers, Editor(s)

    Aimée Chalmers , a Creative Writing PhD student at St Andrews University, is writing a novel based on aspects of the life of Marion Angus. She has previously had poetry and prose published (in Scots and English) in literary magazines and anthologies.

  • Charles E. McGarry
    Charles E. McGarry

    Charles E. McGarry lives in Glasgow where he was born and bred, although he spent several years living in London and Edinburgh. He has played in bands, is widely travelled and graduated from Glasgow University in 1994 with an honours degree in History and Politics. He currently works as a

  • Chesley W. Sanger
    Chesley W. Sanger

    Chesley Sanger grew up in Newfoundland, where life was geared to the rhythms of the sea. He gained a PhD in the Origins of the Scottish Northern Whale Fishery from the University of Dundee. He has published a number of books, including Twentieth-Century Shore-Station Whaling in Newfoundland

  • Christina Noble
    Christina Noble

    Christina Noble was born and brought up in Ardkinglas, Cairndow. After gaining a degree in English Literature, she moved to the Indian Himalayas, where she lived from 1970 to 1990. She ran a Himalayan trekking company and wrote about her life in India in two books, Over the High Passes (1987)

  • Regi Claire
    Regi Claire

    Twice shortlisted for a Saltire Book of the Year Award, Regi Claire is the author of four works of fiction: The Waiting , Fighting It , The Beauty Room and Inside~Outside . Her story 'The Tasting' was selected for The Best British Short Stories 2013. Regi is a Fellow of the Royal

  • Stuart Clark
    Stuart Clark

    Stuart Clark’s career is devoted to presenting the complex world of astronomy to the public. He holds a first-class honours degree and a PhD in astrophysics, and is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a former Vice Chair of the Association of British Science Writers and space

  • Tim Clarkson
    Tim Clarkson

    Tim Clarkson gained a PhD in medieval history (2003) from the University of Manchester. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and a member of the editorial board of the Heroic Age online journal. He is the author many books on medieval history including Scotland's

  • Alan Clews
    Alan Clews

    For more than ten years, Alan Clews was a copywriter in leading London agencies, creating press and television campaigns for Ford, Shell, Unilever, American Express and other major companies. He has also written scripts for well-known television programmes such as Lovejoy , Love Hurts , Shine

  • Joanna Close-Brooks
    Joanna Close-Brooks

    Joanna Close-Brooks is now a freelance archaeologist, but was formerly Assistant Keeper in the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland in Edinburgh.

  • Mary Contini
    Mary Contini

    Mary Contini is the bestselling author of numerous books about Italian life and cooking, including Dear Francesca , Dear Olivia , Valvona & Crolla: A Year at an Italian Table and The Italian Sausage Bible . She also co-wrote the acclaimed Easy Peasy children’s cookery books with

  • Stuart Cosgrove
    Stuart Cosgrove

    Stuart Cosgrove is a television executive with the UK broadcaster Channel 4. Originally from Perth, he was a fanzine writer on the northern soul scene before joining the black music paper Echoes as a staff writer. He became media editor with the NME and a feature writer for a range of newspapers

  • Edward J Cowan
    Edward J Cowan

    Edward J. Cowan is Emeritus Professor of Scottish History, University of Glasgow. He has written widely on the history of Viking Scotland, early modern Scottish political thought, Scottish popular culture and Scottish emigration history. He is author of For Freedom Alone ; co-author of

  • Kenneth Cox
    Kenneth Cox

    Kenneth Cox is one of the world’s leading experts on rhododendrons. A nurseryman and author of numerous books, he is also an experienced lecturer on horticulture and plant exploration. He is Managing Director of his family firm, Glendoick Gardens Ltd, a garden centre and mail order nursery in

  • Kenneth Cox and Caroline Beaton
    Kenneth Cox and Caroline Beaton

    Kenneth Cox is one of the world’s leading experts on rhododendrons. A nurseryman and author of numerous books, he is also an experienced lecturer on horticulture and plant exploration. He is Managing Director of his family firm, Glendoick Gardens Ltd, a garden centre and mail order nursery

  • Craig Murray
    Craig Murray

    Craig Murray is an author ( Murder in Samarkand ), broadcaster and human rights activist. He was a member of the British Diplomatic Service for 20 years, British Ambassador to Uzbekistan 2002–2004 and Rector of the University of Dundee 2007– 2010.

  • David Craig
    David Craig

    David Craig was born in Aberdeen and educated there and in Cambridge. He has taught literature and social history in schools and universities in England, Scotland and Sri Lanka. He has published several books on Natural History and Social History, including The Glens of Silence which was

  • Barbara Crawford
    Barbara Crawford

    Barbara Crawford was born and brought up in Yorkshire. She read Modern and Medieval History at the University of St Andrews, gaining a PhD in 1971. She was elected Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (FSA) of Scotland in 1964, FSA in 1973, Member of the Norwegian Academy in 1997 and a Fellow

  • Robert Crawford
    Robert Crawford

    Robert Crawford is Professor of Modern Scottish Literature at St Andrews University, where his teaching interests include Scottish Literature, Modern and Contemporary Poetry, T. S. Eliot, and Creative Writing. He has taught there since 1989 having previously worked at the universities of

  • Robin A. Crawford
    Robin A. Crawford

    Robin A. Crawford was born in Glasgow. His degree is in fine art and has in his time catalogued the print collection at the Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow and lectured on Art History at the University of Edinburgh. For the past 25 years he has been a bookseller and bookshop

  • Eileen Crofton
    Eileen Crofton

    Eileen Crofton studied medicine at Somerville College, Oxford. She joined the Royal Medical Corps in 1944 and was posted to County Down where she met her husband. She was appointed county medical officer of the Midlothian branch of the British Red Cross Society in 1963, later being awarded life

  • Ian Crofton
    Ian Crofton

    Ian Crofton worked as a publisher of general reference books for twenty years (Collins, Guinness, Macmillan and Dorling Kindersley), and for the past decade have been a freelance editor and writer. He is the co-author (with John Ayto) of Brewer’s Britain and Ireland and of the revised edition

  • James Crowden
    James Crowden

    James Crowden was born in Plymouth in 1954. In 1972, he joined the army and spent many years in the Far East. After settling back in Britain, he worked as a shepherd, sheep shearer, cider maker and forester. He now lives in Somerset and is a full-time writer.

  • Jim Crumley
    Jim Crumley

    Jim Crumley is a Scottish nature writer whose contribution to the literature of the land – now amounting to more than thirty books – has attracted many accolades throughout the British media and in North America. He is a passionate advocate of species reintroductions, especially of

  • Andrew Crummy
    Andrew Crummy

    Andrew Crummy has worked for New Musical Express , The Observer magazine, Design Week , Creative Review and Time Out magazine. He has developed multiple large-scale, collaborative artworks in public and community settings across the world, and has been involved in a huge range of book

  • Margaret Cuthbert
    Margaret Cuthbert

    Margaret Cuthbert comes from a family who have lived in Kinross-shire since at least the eighteenth century. She was educated at Kinross School and Dollar Academy, and graduated in history from Edinburgh University. With her husband Jim she moved to England to set up Canvas Holidays. After