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Council of Advisers

Council of Advisers

​The following are members of the Council of Advisers

Jeremy Balfour MSP
Member for Lothian (Scottish Conservatives)
Alistair Barton
Director, Pray for Scotland
Andy Bathgate
CEO, Scripture Union Scotland
Rev Ross Blackman
Minister, Hamilton Old Parish Church
Prof Adrian Bowman
Professor of Statistics; Head of School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Glasgow
Dr Isabel Bruce OBE
Chair, David Livingstone Trust
Rev Gary Caldwell
Minister, St Blane’s Church of Scotland linked with Lecropt Kirk, Dunblane
Stephen Callaghan
Director, Archdiocese of Glasgow Arts Project
Richard Coton
Secretary, Christian Values in Education Scotland
Barbara Coupar
Director, Scottish Catholic Education Service, Glasgow
Dr Linda de Caestecker
International Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (On Secondment); Director of Public Health, Greater Glasgow and Clyde
John Deighan KSG
CEO, Society for the Protection of Unborn Children
Elaine Duncan
CEO, Scottish Bible Society
Prof David Fergusson OBE
Professor of Divinity and Principal of New College, University of Edinburgh
Dr Alan J F Fraser
Former Deputy Rector, Stornoway
Prof James M Fraser CBE
Former Principal, University of the Highlands and Islands; Board Member, SOLAS; Chair, Free Church Trustees
Dr Liam J Fraser
Probationer Minister
Murdo Fraser MSP
Member for Mid Scotland and Fife (Scottish Conservatives); Convenor, Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee
Rev Canon Dr Michael Fuller
Teaching Fellow, School of Divinity; New College, University of Edinburgh
Prof David Galloway
President, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
Ella Gill
Moderator, Presbytery of Lochaber
Dr Rachel Gilmour
Astrophysicist, University of Edinburgh
Hannah Mary Goodlad
Petroleum Geologist; Moderator, National Youth Assembly of the Church of Scotland 2015-2016
Allan Goodman
Representative of Independent Churches
Rev Dr Alan J Hamilton
Minister, Killermont Parish Church, Bearsden
John Hunter
Solicitor; Vice Chairman, Search for Truth Charitable Trust
Dr Kenneth Jeffrey
Co-ordinator, Centre for Ministry Studies; The School of History, Divinity and Philosophy, University of Aberdeen
Peter Kearney
Director, Scottish Catholic Media Office
Joanne Kennedy
Biomedical Scientist, ( Haematology and Transfusion Science)
David Laing
Solicitor
Rev Donald Lawrie
Minister, Hamilton South Parish Church linked with Quarter
Dr Antony Latham
Medical Doctor
Rev George Lind
St Columba’s Parish Church of Scotland, Stewarton
Dr Murdo Macdonald
Policy Officer, Society Religion and Technology Project, Church of Scotland
Michael McGrath
Former Director, Scottish Catholic Education Service
Stuart Mitchell
Former Principal, Hamilton College
Rev Dr Russel Moffat
Minister, St Martin’s Parish Church, Edinburgh
Alasdair Morris
CEO, MW Foods Ltd, Bishopbriggs
Prof David Nash
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Associate Dean Engineering (2016-2016), University of Strathclyde
Prof James Charles Neil OBE
Professor of Virology and Molecular Oncology (Centre for Virus Research); Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, University of Glasgow
Prof Chris Packard CBE
Honorary Professor; Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow
Rev Kevin Peat
Elim Pentecostal Church Minister; Regional Leader for Scotland, NW England, N Wales
Ruth Penman
Executive Director, Business Matters, Edinburgh
Prof Eric Priest
Professor Emeritus, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St Andrews
Bruce Reidford
Company Secretary, Thomas Tunnock Ltd
Dr Neil Ritchie
Clinical Lecturer in Infectious Diseases (Bacteriology); Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, University of Glasgow
Sarah Lane Ritchie
Research Fellow , University of St Andrews
Dr Morven Shearer
Bioethisist, School of Medicine, University of St Andrews
Rev Colin Sinclair
Minister, Palmerston Place Church, Edinburgh
Prof Neil Spurway
Emeritus Professor of Exercise Physiology, University of Glasgow, Long active in Science-&-Religion at UK and European levels,
David Strang
HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland
David Swift
Environmental Biologist
Dr Andrew Torrance
Leader for Scientists in Congregations Scotland, St Andrews University
Ruth Walker
Former Chair, Mission Scotland
Prof Paul Younger
Rankine Chair of Engineering; Professor of Energy Engineering (Systems Power and Energy), School of Engineering, University of Glasgow