Sandstone Press

The Team

Robert Davidson

Publisher and Managing Director

Robert Davidson is the founder of Sandstone Press Ltd.

Moira Forsyth

Editorial and Foreign Rights Director

Moira Forsyth chairs the Sandstone Press acquisitions group.

Iain Gordon

Financial Director

Iain Gordon oversees the finances of Sandstone Press. As well as having his hand firmly on our purse strings, he also manages the finances of Scotland's National Centre for Gaelic Language and Culture, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig on Skye.

Sue Foot


Sue brings order and smooth running to the Sandstone Press office. Her previous roles have included 10 years in retail banking before taking a career break to bring up her children. In 2011 she went back to work part-time as an administrator for a European Patent Attorney and in November 2013 joined Sandstone Press. In her spare time she enjoys reading, baking and has recently begun exploring the art of book binding.

Kay Farrell

Assistant Publisher

Kay worked in administration for years until a growing desire to follow her passion for books sent her to an MSc in Publishing. She achieved a distinction while undertaking freelance work in editing and proofreading, before going to work for a typesetter on graduation. As Assistant Publisher, a role which draws on her broad experience, she focuses on design and production as well as editing.


Taran Baker

Publishing Assistant, Sales

Having worked for Waterstones Booksellers since school and gaining a degree in English Literature during this time, Taran spent some time working within a central London literary agency before making the move to the Scottish Highlands to pursue her love of mountains.

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Ceris Jones

Marketing and Publicity Officer

Ceris has a business management and marketing degree from Heriot-Watt University, and is currently completing her final module as an Edinburgh Napier publishing postgraduate.

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Alison Laing

Gaelic Editor

Alison Lang edits Sandstone's Lasag series of easy-to-read Gaelic fiction. After a number of years working as a parliamentary reporter and then in broadcasting, she is now a freelance writer, editor and dramatist whose work includes ‘San Dùthaich Ùir’ for Sandstone and the Ceitidh Mòrag series for BBC ALBA.

Heather Macpherson


Heather looks after a good deal of Sandstone's design work. She worked full-time for various publishing companies before getting married and taking an extended honeymoon to travel the world. On their return, she set up her own consultancy and works with clients from all over the world from her base in Edinburgh.


Steve Abraham

Web & IT

Having spent the last two decades in various roles, Steve has a varied skill set across almost every aspect of web and IT. He fills the 'jack-of-all-trades' IT position at Sandstone covering both the technical infrastructure and development of the website.