Robin McAlpine graduated from Glasgow University to work as a journalist. He then
moved to London to become Press Officer to George Robertson, then Shadow Secretary
of State for Scotland and leader of the Scottish Labour Party. Returning to Scotland to
work in policy development, Robin has now been employed as Public Affairs Manager
for Universities Scotland for eight years. Universities Scotland is the representative body
of the higher education sector in Scotland and he has responsibility for campaign
development, media relations, lobbying, external relations and strategy.
Robin is also the Editor of the Scottish Left Review, Scotland’s leading left-of-centre
political magazine. In 2004 he set up the Scottish Left Review Press, a publishing arm of
the Scottish Left Review. SLR Press’ fifth book will be published this year.