The POTB Team

Meet the team – we are all volunteers and, between us, have a wide range of experience and skills relevant to the production of a high-quality literary magazine.


As a Scottish Charitable Organisation (SCIO No SCO44919), Pushing Out the Boat is governed by a committee of Trustees, responsible for managing the organisation’s assets and for ensuring that the organisation fulfills its charitable purposes.

Aenea Reid (Chair & Webmaster)
Gail Riekie (Secretary)
Roger White (Coordinator and Interim Treasurer)
Judith Taylor (Panel Chair)
Claire Martin (Magazine Designer)

Other Team Members

In addition to the Trustees, these team members collaborate in the running of POTB.

Peter Burnett (Editor)
Blair Center (Prose Panel)
Eleanor Fordyce (Angus Representative)
Lily Greenall (Copy Editor and Editor of Issues 16 & 17)
Naomi Greenwood (PR Manager)
Sheila James (Sales Manager)
Marion Mackay (Copy Editor)
Dolleen MacLennan (Copy Editor)
Derrick McClure (Scots/Doric Editor)
Hannah Nicholson (Poetry Panel)
Heather Reid (Prose Panel)

Awaiting photos
Bryan Angus (Art Panellist)
Anne Campbell (Art Panellist)
Ceitidh Campbell (Gaelic Panellist)
Eddie Gibbons (Poetry Panellist)
Susie Hunt (Art Panellist)


Recently retired members

After the publication of a new issue, it is customary for some of the team to stand down, making way for new members to join and add a fresh perspective to the preparation of the next issue. The following people, who have now retired from the team, assisted in the production of Issue 17. New panelists will be appointed in the run up to the next issue.

Anke Addy (Art Panel)
Georgia Brooker (Poetry Panel)
Jane Fullerton (Art Panel)
Catriona Platten (Art Panel)
Maureen Ross (Poetry Panel)
Jan Simpson (Prose Panel)