Promoting Poetry in Scotland


The Trustees all knew the poet well and supported his work in different ways for many years.

david kinloch is Professor of Poetry at the University of Strathclyde, where he leads the teaching of Creative Writing. A poet, editor and critic, he has published three collections with Carcanet Press, which was Edwin Morgan’s UK publisher from the 1970s onwards.

andrew mcbean, representing Alexander Sloan, Chartered Accountants. The firm was Edwin Morgan’s accountant and financial advisor for many years.

robyn marsack was Director of the Scottish Poetry Library for 16 years until her retirement from the position in 2016, a period during which she got to know Edwin Morgan well. She is currently a Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow based at the University of Glasgow.

james mcgonigal is Emeritus Professor of English in Education at the University of Glasgow. A poet, editor and critic, he is Edwin Morgan’s biographer, and currently Chair of the Trust.

hamish whyte runs Mariscat Press, the poet’s Scottish publisher. A poet and editor, he was also Morgan’s bibliographer and ensured the preservation of his working library and widespread publications.