Craigmillar Books for Babies         

  • Project Manager - Kara Whelan
  • Development Worker - Michelle Jones
Creating and Learning Together
  • Literacy Programmes Coordinator - Xana Marwick


Chair - Alison Hunter

Alison  has a wide  experience of  working in libraries, spending part of her career as a Children's Librarian with a number of authorities. Her final post before early retirement was managing a public and schools library service with East Lothian Council. She has been a trustee on the  Board of the Scottish Library and Information Council, chaired the national Bookbug Steering Group and also led on reader development in libraries at a national level.

Secretary - Sylvia Gorman 

Sylvia is a librarian currently working as Library Resource Centre Coordinator at Castlebrae Community High School in Edinburgh. She is interested in promoting the joys and lifelong benefits of reading.                                                    

Treasurer - Marion McGlone


Maggie Corr

Maggie spent much of her career working as a senior manager in Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services. Her responsibilities included co-ordinating library services to children and young people and managing Central Library and its services.  Since retiring, Maggie has pursued her interests in education and promoting literacy and literature.  She has trained as an adult literacy volunteer tutor, volunteers in a local primary school, and is a Trustee of the Dr David Summers Charitable Trust and a long standing member of the Pushkin Prizes Executive Committee.

Peggy Hughes

Miriam McHardy

Ian McDonough

Ian is a trainer and mediator who manages the Scottish Community Mediation Centre. He is interested in all aspects of literacy and literature and has published four poetry collections. He lives in the Southside with his partner and their 16 yr old daughter. 

Martine Robertson

Martine has worked in Craigmillar developing projects for local community organisations and The Thistle Foundation from 1983 onwards. During a nine year break from community work, she developed and ran a successful press cuttings agency in the private sector, providing a service to the Scottish business community. More recently she has decided to study at Newbattle Abbey College, and intends to move toward developing Ethnological projects.

Simon Radcliffe

Simon was a children's and young peoples librarian with Edinburgh City Libraries and spent many years working with children in schools, nurseries and the library in Craigmillar. He is also a founding member of Craigmillar Books for Babies and is both a rhymetimer and oral storyteller.



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Castlebrae Community High School
2a Greendykes Road
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
EH16 4DP

Registered Charity No.: SC027495
Company No.: 182226


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