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  • Edward Gaitens
    Edward Gaitens

    Edward Gaitens (1897 – 1966) was born in the Gorbals of Glasgow. Leaving school at fourteen, he undertook a variety of casual jobs to support himself over the years. When the First World War broke out he became a conscientious objector and was imprisoned for two years in Wormwood Scrubs. In the

  • Gillian Galbraith
    Gillian Galbraith

    Gillian Galbraith was an advocate specialising in medical negligence cases and was the legal correspondent for the Scottish Farmer magazine. She has also written on legal matters for The Times . Now a fulltime writer of fiction, Gillian lives with her husband, young daughter and

  • Vic Galloway
    Vic Galloway

    Vic Galloway is a BBC Radio broadcaster and TV presenter whose radio programmes have been broadcast for more than a decade on Radio 1, Radio Scotland and 6 Music. He has presented the T in the Park coverage and other music shows and documentaries for BBC1 and 2, and his music journalism has

  • John Galt
    John Galt

    John Galt was born in 1779 in the town of Irvine on the Ayrshire coast. Having published Life of Cardinal Wolsey and a volume of tragedies in 1812, Galt turned to writing full-time after his marriage in 1813. His reputation as a writer of humour and subtle social observations was solidified

  • Ian Garbutt
    Ian Garbutt

    Ian Garbutt has worked in journalism and publishing. He was awarded a Scottish Arts Council New Writer’s Bursary and attended Napier University, in Edinburgh, where he obtained a Master of Arts with Distinction in Creative Writing. Historical novels are his speciality, and he has

  • Michael Gardiner
    Michael Gardiner

    Born in Scotland in 1970, Michael Gardiner studied at the universities of Oxford, Goldsmiths, St Andrews and Tokyo. In 2007 he was visiting fellow at Aberdeen University and is currently Assistant Professor in English and Comparative Literary Studies at Warwick University. His previous

  • Robert Garioch
    Robert Garioch

    Robert Garioch Sutherland was born in Edinburgh in 1909. He studied English at Edinburgh University between 1927 and 1931. At this time he began to write poetry in Scots. Garioch published his first collection Seventeen Poems for 6d with the Gaelic poet Somhairle MacGill-Eain (Sorley MacLean) in

  • Tex Geddes
    Tex Geddes

    Joseph ‘Tex’ Geddes was born in 1919 in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, and is believed to have been brought up in Canada. Expelled from school at the age of 12, he tried his hand at various jobs, including as a boxer, a lumberjack and a rum-smuggler. During World War Two he served with the

  • Robin Gillanders
    Robin Gillanders

    Robin Gillanders was brought up in Edinburgh and educated at the Royal High School and Edinburgh University, where he read History. He went on to become a history teacher at the Royal High, Edinburgh until 1983 before taking up his current position as Reader in Photography at Napier University,

  • Donald Gillies
    Donald Gillies

    The Rev. Donald John Gillies was born on St Kilda in 1901. He left in 1924 and subsequently moved to Nova Scotia. In his later years he travelled widely and maintained close contacts with the surviving inhabitants of St Kilda. In August 1980 he returned to St Kilda for the rededication of the

  • Alec Glen
    Alec Glen

    Alec Glen was born in Govan, Glasgow, in 1890. While serving in the army in the First World War, he was awarded the Military Cross for bravery. He went on to build up a busy GP and maternity practice in Govan and became a leading figure in Glasgow medical circles. He died in 1972 and is

  • Allan Glen
    Allan Glen

    Allan Glen was born in Dunfermline and worked as a miner before studying journalism. He worked as an investigative news reporter on the South China Sunday Morning Post in Hong Kong before returning to the UK to work for NME, Melody Maker and The Guardian . He writes for The Stage, Audience

  • Debi Gliori
    Debi Gliori

    Debi Gliori was born in Glasgow and studied at Edinburgh College of Art. She is well known both for her picture books and her novels for children and has been shortlisted for all the major prizes, including the Kate Greenaway Award (twice) and the Scottish Arts Council Award. Debi was also

  • Iain Gordon Brown and Hugh Cheape, Editor(s)
    Iain Gordon Brown and Hugh Cheape, Editor(s)

    Iain Gordon Brown is Principal Manuscripts Curator of the National Library of Scotland. Hugh Cheape is MA Course Leader at the National Centre for Gaelic Language and Culture, Sleite, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach, Inverness.

  • Gordon Darroch
    Gordon Darroch

    Gordon Darroch was born in Norwich in 1974. After studying English Literature and German at the University of Edinburgh, where he also edited the student newspaper, he went into journalism as a reporter on the Peterborough Evening Telegraph . In 2001 he moved to Glasgow, where he worked for the

  • Gordon Noble & Nicholas Evans
    Gordon Noble & Nicholas Evans

    Gordon Nobl e is Senior Lecturer in Archaeology and Honorary Curatorial Fellow to the University Museums at the University of Aberdeen. He has also been director of the Rhynie Environs Archaeological Project. He is author of a number of books, including Neolithic Scotland: Timber, Stone, Earth

  • Rosemary Goring
    Rosemary Goring

    Rosemary Goring was born in Dunbar and studied social and economic history at the University of St Andrews; and, after graduation, worked at W&R Chambers as a reference editor. Rosemary was the literary editor of Scotland on Sunday , followed by a brief spell as editor of Life & Work

  • Alexander Goudie
    Alexander Goudie

    Alexander Goudie RP, RGI is widely acclaimed as having been one of Scotland's finest figurative painters. He was born in the Renfrewshire town of Paisley in 1933. He studied at the Glasgow School of Art under William Armour, David Donaldson and Benno Schotz. For many years he was a tutor at the

  • Graham Teasdale (editor)
    Graham Teasdale (editor)

    Graham Teasdale is Emeritus Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Glasgow.

  • Eric Graham
    Eric Graham

    Eric J. Graham’s love of the sea led him to study Scottish and Maritime History at Strathclyde and Exeter Universities respectively. He is a respected academic and writer, an adviser to Historic Scotland on the Edinburgh Castle Vaults Exhibition and a researcher for the Du Bois Institute

  • Roderick Graham
    Roderick Graham

    Born: 1934 in Edinburgh First Book: John Knox: Democrat (Hale, 2001) Awards: Won two Emmys in 1972 for Elizabeth R : Outstanding New Series and Outstanding Series (Drama category); nominated for a third Emmy in the same year for Outstanding Single Programme (Drama and Comedy category)

  • Michael Grant & Rob Robertson
    Michael Grant & Rob Robertson

    Michael Grant has been a football writer for over two decades and covered Scottish club and international football all over the world, including three World Cups and three European Championships. He worked in Inverness before moving to the Press & Journal in Aberdeen and then, in 1999, becoming

  • Roderick Grant
    Roderick Grant

    Roderick Grant was born in Forres, Morayshire, in 1941, where he attended the local academy. He has worked as a forestry worker, a journalist, a newspaper editor, a television presenter, a radio broadcaster, a bookshop manager and a postman. He has also published writing in both Britain and the

  • Lewis Grassic Gibbon
    Lewis Grassic Gibbon

    Born: 1901 in Auchterless, Aberdeenshire Died: 1935 First Book: Hanno: Or the Future of Exploration (Kegan Paul, 1928) Lewis Grassic Gibbon was born in 1901 in Aberdeenshire as James Leslie Mitchell. (His famous pen name was taken from his mother, Lellias Grassic Gibbon.) As a boy he had

  • Affleck Gray
    Affleck Gray

    Affleck Gray was a mountaineer, a historian, an author, and a former forester and landscape consultant.

  • Andrew Greig
    Andrew Greig

    Andrew Greig was born in Bannockburn in 1951 and raised in the Fife town of Anstruther. His first book was the poetry collection White Boats and his novel, In Another Light, won the Saltire Society prize in 2004. He has also had success with mountaineering titles, including Summit Fever and the

  • Martin Greig and Charles McGarry
    Martin Greig and Charles McGarry

    Martin Greig is an award-winning freelance journalist and writer. He lives and works in Glasgow. Charles McGarry is a freelance subeditor and designer for various national and local newspapers. He lives and works in Glasgow.

  • Robbie Grigor
    Robbie Grigor

    Robbie Grigor is an expert on Scottish comedy and culture.

  • Richard Guest
    Richard Guest

    Richard Guest started his career in the kitchens of a Yorkshire hotel before moving to London. Here he worked first in the Savoy Hotel’s River Restaurant under Anton Adleman, then with Jean Christoph Novelli at the Four Seasons Restaurant and the Michelin-starred Maison Novelli, where he was

  • Guillaume le Clerc
  • Fran Guillén
    Fran Guillén

    Fran Guillén has extensive experience as a broadcaster and writer covering many sports. He has worked for Radio Marca, Cadena COPE, Real Madrid Radio, esRadio and, most recently, Marca TV and ABC Punto Radio. Based in Madrid, he has followed Diego Costa’s career closely from the

  • Neil M. Gunn
    Neil M. Gunn

    Born: 1891 in Dunbeath, Caithness Died: 1973 First Book: The Grey Coast (Jonathan Cape, 1926) Born on 8 November 1891 in Dunbeath in Caithness, Neil Miller Gunn is recognised as one of the most important writers to emerge in twentieth-century British literature, and was a leading

  • Allan Guthrie
    Allan Guthrie

    Born: 1965 in Orkney First Book: Two-way Split (PointBlank, 2004) Awards: Winner of the 2007 Theaksons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award for Two-way Split , nominated for the 2001 CWA Debut Dagger for Blithe Psychopaths (Two-way Split) and nominated for the MWA Edgar