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24 October 2021



Notice of Annual General Meeting 2021

Scott House
10 South St Andrew Street

19 October 2021

(the "Company") 

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Company for 2021 will take place virtually on Thursday 25 November at 1.30pm for the purpose of transacting the following business:

1. Minutes
To receive and approve the Minutes of the previous AGM held 19 November 2020. (Resolution 1) 

2. To receive and adopt the Financial Statements, including the trustees' report for the year ended 31 March 2021. (Resolution 2) 

3. To re-appoint the auditors, Wylie and Bissett of 168 Bath St, Glasgow, G4 2TP and to authorise their remuneration. (Resolution 3)

4. To approve the appointment and co-option of trustees. (Resolution 4)

5. Other Business

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


If you are able to attend, please rsvp to


Marion Sinclair
Company Secretary


Proxy Notice

A member of the Company who is entitled to attend, speak or vote at the above-mentioned meeting is entitled to appoint a proxy, who need not be a Member of the Company, to attend, speak or vote in his/her place. Proxies may only validly be appointed by a single notice in writing which:

(a)   States the name and address of the person appointing the proxy;

(b)   Identifies the person appointed to be that Member's proxy and the general meeting in relation to which that person is appointed;

(c)    Is signed by or on behalf of the Member appointing the proxy, or is authenticated in such manner as the Directors may determine;

(d)   Is delivered to the Company prior to the commencement of the general meeting in relation to which that person is appointed.

The Proxy Notice may specify how the proxy is to vote (or that the proxy is to abstain from voting) on one or more resolutions.

A Member who is entitled to attend, speak or vote at a general meeting remains so entitled in respect of that meeting or any adjournment of it, even though a valid Proxy Notice has been delivered to the Company by or on behalf of that Member.

An appointment under a Proxy Notice may be revoked by delivering to the Company a notice in writing given by or on behalf of the person by whom or on whose behalf the Proxy Notice was given.

The notice in writing should be sent to


Consolidated Accounts 2019-2020

Our most recent consolidated accounts can be downloaded as a PDF: consolidated accounts 2019-2020.


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.


Annual Report 2019-2020

Our most recent annual report can be downloaded as a PDF: annual report 2019-20


Publishing Scotland's Board

In November 2020 John MacPherson of Bright Red Publishing joined as a co-opted board member for two years and Chani McBain of Floris Books will serve her second term of three years as publisher representative. 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 revised Memorandum and Articles of Association, any directors who have served for a period of three years shall retire from office at the AGM but shall then be eligible for re-election for a further three years.   

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

The current Board (as from November 2020)

  • Kate Gibb, Canongate Books (PUBLISHER): Chair
  • Fiona McParland, APS (NETWORK)\: Treasurer
  • Davinder Bedi, BookSource (CO-OPTED)
  • Simon Brown, Anderson Strathern (CO-OPTED)
  • John MacPherson, Bright Red Publishing (CO-OPTED)
  • Chani McBain, Floris Books (PUBLISHER)
  • Ann Crawford, National Galleries of Scotland Publishing (PUBLISHER)
  • Laura Jones, 404 Ink (PUBLISHER)
  • Samuel McDowell, Charco Press (PUBLISHER)
  • Miriam Rune, Miriam Rune PR (NETWORK)
  • Marion Sinclair, Chief Executive, Publishing Scotland


There are also two committees: Trade and Marketing and Training

The members of the Trade and Marketing Committee are:

  • Fiona Brownlee, Brownlee Donald Associates
  • Naomi Farmer, Edinburgh University Press
  • Suzanne Kennedy, Floris Books
  • Kirstin Lamb, Barrington Stoke
  • Jethro Lennox, HarperCollins
  • Nadine Luchsinger, Canongate Books
  • Ceris Jones, Sandstone Press
  • Gavin MacDougall, Luath Press
  • Marion Sinclair, Chief Executive, Publishing Scotland
  • Vikki Reilly, Marketing and Events Manager, Publishing Scotland


The members of the Training Committee are:

  • Ann Crawford, National Galleries of Scotland
  • Susan Pacitti, Glasgow Museums Publishing
  • Caroline Gorham, Canongate Books
  • Caroline Clarke, Canongate Books
  • Kay Farrell, Sandstone Press
  • Gillian Macrosson, Witherbys
  • Elaine Reid, Floris 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.