Sandstone Press

The Team

Robert Davidson

Publisher and Managing Director

Robert Davidson is the founder of Sandstone Press Ltd.

Moira Forsyth

Editorial Director

Moira Forsyth has been with Sandstone since the company was founded. She is jointly responsible for the publishing programme, and manages recruitment and staff matters. An author with five published novels, her favourite personal reading is literary biography. She is looking for lively non-fiction and literary fiction by authors who have a track record of publication and would like to build their reputation with Sandstone.

Jenny Todd

Non-Executive Director

Jenny Todd is Sandstone’s Non-Executive Director. She was formerly Publisher and Board Director of Canongate and prior to that was Marketing Director at Penguin Press. She currently operates a portfolio of projects across the creative industries, is a member of the Scottish Government’s Creative Industries Advisory Group and has served as Chair of World Book Day, the UK’s most high-profile promotion of books and reading to children.


Iain Gordon

Company Secretary

Iain Gordon is an experienced chartered accountant based in the Highlands of Scotland.

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 joined Sandstone in 2016. As Assistant Publisher, she focuses on project management as well as editing, and as a consequence tends to fixate on the production schedule. She is usually the first to look at submissions, and loves it when speculative fiction and quirky memoir come in.


Ceris Jones

Marketing and Publicity Officer

Ceris has a business management and marketing degree from Heriot-Watt University, and an MSc in Publishing from Edinburgh Napier University. Please do get in touch with any publicity enquiries.

Tlf: 07802 724 298

Alice Laing

Sales Support Administrator

Alice achieved an MLitt in Publishing Studies from the University of Stirling in her quest to spend her life surrounded by books. She's now joined the wonderful world of sales, where she works to get our books into readers hands.

Tlf: 07841 015 536

Alison Lang

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

IT Support

Having spent the last two decades in various roles, Steve has a wide ranging IT based skill set. He fills the 'jack-of-all-trades' IT position at Sandstone covering both the technical infrastructure and development of the website.

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