James McCarthy, former Deputy Director for Scotland of the Nature Conservancy Council, is now a Board Meiber of SNH. He has extensive experience both of introducing visitors to the best of natural Scotland, and training professionals from conservation organisations.
About James Robertson: James Robertson was born in Kent in 1958, but grew up in Bridge of Allan in Stirlingshire. He studied history at Edinburgh University, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. His first book of short stories, Close, was published in 1991 by Black & White Publishing. From 1993 to 1995 he was appointed writer-in-residence at Brownsbank Cottage, the former home of the poet Hugh MacDiarmid, in Lanarkshire. He is general editor of the Scots language educational imprint Itchy Coo, for which he wrote A Scots Parliament (2002). His first novel, The Fanatic, was published by Fourth Estate in 2000. His second, Joseph Knight (0007150253), won both the Saltire and Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year Awards for 2003-04. He lives in Angus.