Our people

Robyn Marsack


Contact Robyn about organisational matters, projects/partnerships, international or translation projects, speaking engagements, publications

Julie Johnstone


Contact Julie about the collection, acquisitions and donations, the Edwin Morgan Archive, the annual By Leaves We Live fair, exhibitions

Lizzie MacGregor

Assistant Librarian

Contact Lizzie about our online catalogue, bibliographical enquiries, information about poets, copyright, long-lost poems you would love to find again, poems on particular subjects, for weddings, funerals and other occasions

Lilias Fraser

Projects Manager

Contact Lilias about reading groups and courses, reader development with libraries and library training, Poetry Issues e-newsletter, looking at poetry with older and carehome groups, the National Poetry Day Scotland postcard campaign

Colin Waters

Communications Manager

Contact Colin about communication strategy within the SPL, including the SPL's social media and web presences, press enquiries, Poetry Reader, and about getting in touch with Scots Makar Liz Lochhead

Jennifer Williams

Programme Manager

Contact Jennifer about SPL events, hiring the library for your own events, the events listings on the website, partnerships.

Georgi Gill

Learning Manager

Contact Georgi about our education strategy, schools workshops and teachers’ CPD, the SPL learning programme and web presence, and development of resources with regard to WW1 and other topical educational themes.

Mary Wight

Senior Library Assistant

Contact Mary if you have an question relating to our periodical collection, past or present, or if you are about to publish a new one.

Gillian Hamnett

Library Administrator and Duty Manager

Contact Gillian about our Shop, becoming a Friend of the SPL, expressions of interest in Volunteering, Events enquiries and bookings, Library borrowing and memberships, and general enquiries.

Elizabeth Welsh

Saturday Duty Manager

Contact Elizabeth on Saturdays if you have an inquiry about the collection, events or online shop.