The way we work

Scottish PEN is governed by a board which meets roughly every six weeks. Find out more about our trustees and their roles.

Board. Scottish PEN is governed by a board which meets roughly every six weeks. The board plans campaigns and programmes of events. It is currently composed of:

 

Carl MacDougall, President

Fiona Graham, Vice-President

Drew Campbell, Treasurer

Jenni Calder, Membership Secretary

Mario Relich, Secretary

Bashabi Fraser

David Manderson

Gerard Carruthers

Jane Archer

Joyce Caplan

Laura Waddell

Marjorie Lotfi Gill

Andrew Tickell

Margaret Elphinstone

Colin Donati

 

There are currently vacancies for the board, and we would be pleased to hear from you if you would be interested in participating. If you would like to join one of the sub-committees (Women Writers, Writers at Risk, Writers in Exile) please do get in touch as well – we would love to have you on board.

 

Staff. Since Scottish PEN’s foundation in 1927 almost all the work of Scottish PEN has been carried out by volunteers. Thanks to recently successful bids for funding we are now able to employ a team of five members of part-time staff. You can contact the Scottish PEN office in Edinburgh at info@scottishpen.org