Colin Milton - Convener
b. Aberdeen, educ. Cornhill Primary and Robert Gordon's College. MA (Eng Land & Lit) University of Aberdeen; PhD (also Aberdeen)
From base in the English Department, helped in 1995 to set up the Elphinstone Institute, a centre for research into the history, language and traditions of the North and North \east Scotland.
Currently Associate Director of the Institute.
Published work on history of writing in Scots in the last two centuries, with a particular emphasis on poetry in Scots.
Iain Mackintosh Iain was born and educated in Edinburgh and has lived in Perth since 1974. MA (Geog) and BSc (Maths & Computing) from college, FCMI and FIMC from business career. Iain is chairman of the Friends of William Soutar and involved in local writing groups.
Andrew Martin is the Curator of Modern Scottish Collections at the National Library of Scotland. He was born and brought up in Moffat, Dumfriesshire, and studied English Literature at St Andrews University. Andrew worked for a number of years at the National Museums of Scotland in which he compiled Scottish anthologies on weather, death and cinema going.
Chris Robinson - A former pupil of Perth Academy, I have taught chemistry, biology and horse-riding but eventually settled for English Language at Edinburgh University where I have taught for over 20 years and have been involved with the BA in Cultural Studies at the UHI since the degree was in the planning stages. For the past few years, however, my main interest has been Scottish Language Dictionaries. I undertake outreach work for the Dictionaries and visit schools, writers' groups or any other interested organisation to talk about language in general, Scots in particular, lexicography and writing. Our current main project is a new edition of the Concise Scots Dictionary.
Rab Wilson is a poet, psychiatric nurse and former miner.
Councillor Howie holds a seat on Perth and Kinross Council.