Barbara Robertson, retired nursery school manager who has been a community activist in North Edinburgh since the early 1980’s, including being part of the original group that participated in the organisation’s first ever programme in 1981 concerning housing issues in the West Pilton area. Barbara is also a board member of Granton Improvement Society.
Nick Higgins, Director of the Creative Media Academy at the University of the West of Scotland. One of Scotland’s most respected documentary filmmakers, Nick’s work includes We Are Northern Lights, The New Ten Commandments, Hidden Gifts, Women in Black and Colours of the ABC.
Walid Salhab, lecturer in film at Queen Margaret University. As a filmmaker Walid is renowned for his unique time-lapse films depicting the beauty of Scotland, including the Kinetic series which has been viewed by 4.6 million people worldwide. As a short fiction filmmaker, Walid’s films include the Cannes screened and best actress award winning ‘Bra-et Al Rouh’.
Julie McLeod, technical operator within the Scottish Parliament’s broadcast team. After studying at Edinburgh College, Julie took on a traineeship at Pilton Video, the forerunner to SEE, working across documentary and drama productions, progressing to work in the TV Industry within the sound department on productions such as Shoebox Zoo. Staying with BBC Scotland, Julie became a broadcast assistant at the Parliament from its inception, thereafter remaining as key part of the in house team overseeing tv and online content.
Rick Instrell, retired media studies teacher and owner of Deep Learning, a company specialising in teacher\lecturer continuing professional development, educational consultancy and educational resources production in the areas of media education, literacy and numeracy. Rick also serves as the Chair of AMES (Association for Media Education in Scotland) a charity representing the interests of media education and media studies teachers and lecturers in Scotland.
Jennifer Law, a Chartered Accountant who is an audit manager with Scott Moncrieff, one of Scotland’s leading accountancy firms. Jennifer has a wide variety of experience working both within the commercial and charity sectors.