Remembering the Accused Witches of Scotland
RAWS is led by a team of passionate volunteers, who each bring their unique background and insight to the table.
Sara is the driving force behind RAWS, and leads on events and education. She is a Local Studies Officer for Fife Cultural Trust and has a background in libraries and cultural venues.
Donald led on RAW's application to become a registered charity, and has extensive campaigning experience. He joined the team after connecting with Kate at the West Fife Heritage Network. Coming from a family of Gaelic speakers, Donald is interested the history of accused Gaelic speakers, who were judged in English-speaking courts.
Communications & Research
Greg's interest in the witch trials started as a teenager when at school in St Andrews, Fife. In the past decade, Greg has had more than 15 books published covering the darker side of history, including the witch trials, as well as the paranormal - including his book 'Witch Memorials of Scotland'.
Laurna has always had an interest in history. Brought up in South Ayrshire, her interest in the Scottish witch trials really developed when she became involved in researching material for an upcoming docuseries for Perfect Trust Productions LLC. She joined the RAWS steering group in November 2022 and is now is chair of the merchandise committee.
Sheila is the first chair of RAWS, and her passionate interest in women's history and social issues drew her to investigate the Scottish witch trials. She is a retired social worker, and has a BA in Social Work from the University of Dundee and a postgraduate qualification from Stirling University. She is also part of the SpeakOut Survivors campaign.
Minutes & Research
Elizabeth's interest in the Scottish witch trials stems from visiting the Witch's Stone memorial to Janet Horne on a childhood holiday. This interest was reignited when she attended RAWS's first conference in May 2019, where she joined the newly formed group. She worked for the Royal Bank of Scotland until 2016.
Communications & Events
From Greenock, Juliana joined RAWS after discovering our Facebook group, where she is now a group administrator and active contributor. She developed an interest in the Scottish witch trials after being disappointed by the small size of the Witches Well memorial in Edinburgh. She runs her own hairdressing business.
Margaret is an author, activist and academic. Her interest in the campaign to Remember the Accused Witches of Scotland emerged over many years. Involvement within the women's movement developed with an academic career where the focus of her work continues to challenge criminalisation processes and state-led injustices.
Born and raised in West Fife, Jane is a member of the West Fife Heritage Network, who are responsible for the Accused Witches Trail. After meeting the group at a library event in Dunfermline, Jane becoming a founding member of RAWS, then known as Fife Witches Remembered. She is also a Holistic Therapist.
Previous Steering Group Members
In addition to the current Steering Group Members, the following former members have been instrumental in the formation of RAWS
Kate was inspired to co-found Fife Witches Remembered due to her long-held interest in Lilias Adie, whose grave she lives opposite. She is driven by the injustices served on these forgotten souls. Kate is an Independent councillor for West Fife and Coastal Villages.
Mino shares RAWS's passion for a pardon and a memorial. He is a former Scottish Conservative and Unionist councillor for West Fife and Coastal Villages, and worked in the defence electronics sector until his retirement in 2015.