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 WWI, Commonwealth Games, and other topical educational themes.

Kay Bohan

Library Administrator

Contact Kay about our shop, our online shop, volunteering opportunities and our periodicals for reference and sale.

Leila Frank


Contact Leila about Friends membership, or any other queries and comments as a Friend.

Emma Faragher

Living Voices Project Manager

Contact Emma about the Scottish Poetry Library & Scottish Storytelling Centre's Living Voices pilot project, using stories, poetry and song in carehomes in three areas of Scotland.

Our Board


Ian Wall, DSc., FRICS, Hon. FRIAS


Kei Miller
Poet, fiction writer, anthologist and journalist

Helena Nelson
Poet and founder editor of HappenStance Press

Hamish Whyte
Poet, anthology editor, founder of Mariscat Press, bibliographer, former librarian, and Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Scottish Literature at Glasgow University

Dr David Lanc
Founder & CEO of Payfont

Dr Ann Matheson
Secretary-General of the Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche (LIBER), Chairman of the Advisory Committee for Sabhal Mòr Ostaig Library, UHI

Gordon Moir
Partner, Webb Henderson

Nora Senior
Vice President at British Chambers of Commerce, Vice Chair at Scottish Chambers of Commerce
Chairman UK Regions and Ireland at Weber Shandwick

Martyn Wade
National Librarian and Chief Executive, National Library of Scotland