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20 October 2018


Notice of Annual General Meeting 2018

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Company for 2018 will take place at Scott House, Edinburgh, EH2 2AZ on Thursday 29 November at 12.30pm for the purpose of transacting the following business:

1.  Minutes
To receive and approve the Minutes of the previous AGM held 19 December 2017.

2. To receive and adopt the Financial Statements, including the trustees' report for the year ended 31 March 2018.

3. To re-appoint the auditors and to authorise their remuneration.

4. To approve the appointment of trustees, and to change the length of the terms served by trustees on the board.

5. Other Business
To transact such other business as may be properly transacted at an AGM. 

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Annual Report 2016-2017

Our most recent annual report can be downloaded as a PDF: annual report 2016-2017.


Consolidated Accounts 2015-2016

Our most recent consolidated accounts can be downloaded as a PDF: consolidated accounts 2015-2016.


Publishing Scotland's Articles of Association

Adopted by Special Resolution dated 9 December 2015

Publishing Scotland was incorporated in 2007. Its Articles of Association (PDF) were amended in 2015.


Publishing Scotland's Board

Board Elections 2017

During 2017 two trustees stepped down from office and two put themselves forward for election. Chani McBain and Jonny Gallant were elected unopposed.

The Publishing Scotland Board has up to 12 members: five directors drawn from the publisher membership; two from the network membership; and up to four co-opted members plus the Chief Executive. The Board meets approximately four times a year.
According to our Memorandum and Articles of Association, any directors who have served for a period of two years shall retire from office at the AGM but shall then be eligible for re-election for a further two years.   

There is provision to co-opt up to four Board members from outside the publishing sector.

The current Board (as from December 2017)

Publishing Scotland is a registered charity governed by a Board of Trustees. The Board is made up of five publisher members, two network members, Publishing Scotland's Chief Executive, and two co-opted members. The publisher members and network members are all elected to the Board by the membership.

  • James Crawford, Historic Environment Scotland (PUBLISHER): Chair
  • Kate Gibb, Canongate (PUBLISHER): Treasurer
  • Davinder Bedi, BookSource (CO-OPTED)
  • Simon Brown, Anderson Strathern (CO-OPTED)
  • Fiona Brownlee, Brownlee Donald (NETWORK)
  • Moira Forsyth, Sandstone Press (PUBLISHER)
  • Jonny Gallant, Alban Books (NETWORK)
  • Chani McBain, Floris Books (PUBLISHER)
  • Timothy Wright, Edinburgh University Press (PUBLISHER)
  • Marion Sinclair, Publishing Scotland


There are also two committees: Trade and Marketing, and Training.

The members of the Trade and Marketing Committee are:

  • Naomi Farmer (Edinburgh University Press)
  • Suzanne Kennedy (Floris Books)
  • Kirstin Lamb (Barrington Stoke)
  • Gavin MacDougall (Luath Press)
  • Laura Waddell (HarperCollins)
  • Jen Wallace (Canongate Books)
  • Marion Sinclair, Chief Executive, Publishing Scotland


The members of the Training Committee are:

  • Ann Crawford (National Galleries of Scotland)
  • Leah McDowell (Floris Books)
  • Sarah Mitchell (HarperCollins)
  • Susan Pacitti (Glasgow Museums Publishing)
  • Andrea Joyce (Canongate)
  • Christine Wilson (Historic Environment Scotland)
  • Jonny Gallant (Alban Books)
  • Marion Sinclair, Chief Executive, Publishing Scotland
  • Joan Lyle, Training and Information Manager, Publishing Scotland



Publishing Scotland is a registered charity (SC009404), governed by a main Board of Trustees with responsibility for overall policy setting and financial matters. We are also a company limited by guarantee (SC317586).



Publishing Scotland acknowledges the generous support from Creative Scotland, and is also funded partly by annual subscriptions from the membership, and by earned income from activities and revenue from the trading subsidiary, BookSource.