James Cameron, Senior Event Producer

James joined Holyrood Communications in June 2018, following almost three years working in policy research. Prior to this James graduated from University of Strathclyde in 2015 with a BA (Hons) in Politics. Currently James leads on policy briefings related to Health, Housing and Planning as well as developing a number of large-scale technology conferences for the public sector. James is a keen follower of current affairs both within Scotland and globally and enjoys reading and writing about the latest political issues.

Tel: 0131 285 1691


Sabena Blackhall, Event Producer

Sabena joined the team at Holyrood in April 2017 having worked in Scottish policy research since 2015. Her current portfolio encompasses Education, Employment & HR, as well as Energy & Environment. Education is of especial interest as Sabena is the product of all major modes of education - from private and state schooling to tutoring and home education. She then went on to study Literature, achieving a BA at the University of Manchester and then an MSc at the University of Edinburgh.

Tel: 0131 285 1690


Emma Grant, Event Producer

Emma joined Holyrood Communications in August 2017. Leading on the health and social care portfolio, she carries out research for and produces a range of policy briefing events and conferences.

Prior to joining Holyrood, Emma attended the University of Edinburgh, where she graduated with an MA in Social Policy and Politics. Through her studies she developed a deep knowledge of global and domestic political systems, focusing in the later years on Scottish politics and related affairs. Since graduating, Emma has maintained this interest in both her professional and personal life.

Tel: 0131 285 1692


Mairi Griffin Wright, Event Production & Communications Co-ordinator

Mairi joined the Holyrood team in March 2017. She graduated with a degree in English and Journalism from the University of Strathclyde and has over 5 years’ experience as a copy editor and writer, editing for clients including Harper’s Bazaar and the Scottish Government. Having completed design training at Edinburgh College, Mairi also creates visual content for Holyrood’s events and communications.

Tel: 0131 285 1693



Sarah Jackson, Head of Events

Sarah, a Prince 2 qualified Events Manager has over 6 years’ experience in running both public and private sector events. Having started her career in events management at the University of Edinburgh, she moved to the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in 2014. Here she spent 3 years working on large scale corporate and association conferences, awards ceremonies, gala dinners and VIP events, before making the move to Holyrood Communications to head up the Events team in September 2016.

Tel: 0131 285 1636​​


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