Puppet Animation Scotland is a company limited by guarantee and a registered Scottish charity (SC022042). Our Board of Directors is made up of a wide range of arts professionals who – as well as ensuring that legal and fiscal best practice in the running of the organisation is maintained at all times – offer their experience and expertise to help, guide and enhance all aspects of our strategic aspirations and their development.

Dawn Taylor

Artistic Director & CEO

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Aidan Nicol

Festivals & Projects Manager

Heidi Gordon


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Sarah Blackie

Digital Communications Assistant

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Alex Bird

Puppeteer in Residence

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Phil Adams

Brand consultant & executive producer (Chairperson)

Emma Brierley

Artistic Director, Temporary Commons & Co-founder, Swallow the Sea

Lindsay Dunbar

Cultural Crofter

Ronan McMahon

Theatre Maker

Jonny Murray

Senior Lecturer in Film and Visual Culture, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh

Emma Jayne Park

Dancer, theatre maker, collaborator & micro-activist working under the handle Cultured Mongrel

Caitlin Skinner

Associate Director, Pitlochry Festival Theatre & Director, Jordan & Skinner & Pearlfisher (Vice Chairperson)

David Stewart

Chartered Accountant & Director of McFadden Associates Limited

Mark Thomson

Director & playwright

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