Commission on Scottish Devolution

An independent review of the experience of devolution in Scotland

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Commission members

Note: Although some Commission members are described in terms of offices they hold with named organisations, they serve on the Commission in a personal capacity and not on behalf of those organisations.


Sir Kenneth Calman

Chancellor of the University of Glasgow


Colin Boyd

Former Lord Advocate, member of the House of Lords (Labour)

Rani Dhir MBE

Executive Director, Drumchapel Housing Co-operative

Professor Sir David Edward

Retired Judge of the European Court

Murray Elder

Member of the House of Lords (Labour)

Audrey Findlay

Former Leader of Aberdeenshire Council, Convener of the Scottish Liberal Democrat Party

Jamie Lindsay

Former Scottish Office Minister, member of the House of Lords (Conservative), Chairman of the Scottish Agricultural College

John Loughton

Youth activist and former Chairman of the Scottish Youth Parliament

Murdoch MacLennan

Chief Executive, Telegraph Media Group

Shonaig Macpherson

Chair of the National Trust for Scotland and of the Scottish Council for Development and Industry

Iain McMillan

Director, CBI Scotland

James Selkirk

Former Scottish Office Minister, member of the House of Lords (Conservative)

Mona Siddiqui

Professor of Islamic Studies, University of Glasgow

Matt Smith

Scottish Secretary, UNISON

Jim Wallace

Former Deputy First Minister, member of the House of Lords (Liberal Democrat)

Murdoch MacLennan

Murdoch MacLennan

Murdoch MacLennan has been Chief Executive of the Telegraph Media Group since October 2004, having previously been Group Managing Director of Associated Newspapers. Born and educated in Scotland, he began his career as a graduate trainee at The Scotsman in Edinburgh. In 1982 he joined the Board of the Scottish Daily Record and Sunday Mail as Production Director, before taking senior positions in London with the Mirror Group and Express Newspapers.

He later returned to Scotland in the early nineties as Managing Director of the Scottish Daily Record and Sunday Mail before taking the position with Associated Newspapers in the mid-nineties. He was President of IFRA (the global technical association for newspapers) from 1997-2003 and is currently a vice president of the World Association of Newspapers. He has an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Paisley where he was instrumental in establishing the Chair in Environmental Newspaper technologies. He is also Visiting Professor at the Business School at Glasgow University, a position he has held for the last eleven years.