The Team

The Edinburgh Secular Society Board

Edinburgh Secular Society is managed by a Board, we also have an active and growing membership from all over Scotland.  We hope you will join us.

The ESS Board :


Neil Barber Edinburgh Secular Society

Neil Barber, Communications Officer Neil has enjoyed a successful career in the music industry, and continues to put his talents to good use as a music tutor. Neil is a regular commentator in the letters page of the Scotsman and Herald. Neil uses his talents and skills to assist the Society to spread its secular message.   Email:




Steuart Campbell, Secretary and Treasurer Originally an architect, Steuart is a science writer, the author of four books and over 130 articles on diverse subjects, mainly investigations or exposés of one sort or another. He is also a regular contributor of letters to the press, mainlyThe Scotsman. He has an OU degree in science and applied mathematics. You can view Steuart’s website here.   Email:



David Lord

David A Lord, Vice-chair David is a businessman, after a successful career in sales and marketing David is using his knowledge to drive forward the Society in a professional manner. David also plays a large role in local democracy and campaigning in Fife, where he lives. Always working on something, David has just undertaken a BSc in Philosophy and Religious Studies. Email:





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