Read, Write, Count Contacts

Each local authority has a Read, Write, Count contact who is responsible for the delivery of the bags. They are listed below in alphabetical order.  If you have any further questions about Read, Write, Count bags, please contact us at


Name Job Title Local Authority Email Contact Number
Lydia Tait Literacy Education Support Officer Aberdeen City Council LyTait@
01224 523912
Catriona Walker  Numeracy Education Support Officer  Aberdeen City Council

01224 523914

Fiona Jackson Education Department Aberdeenshire Council 01467 539665

Vicky Gardiner 

  Angus Council 01307 476480
Sheena Stewart   Argyll & Bute Council  Sheena.Stewart@
01369 708517
Evelyn Love-Gajardo Literacy Strategy Development Officer City of Edinburgh Council
0131 469 3316
Nicola Wiseman Business Support Clackmannanshire

01259 452437  
Leona Waugh Education Officer Dumfries & Galloway Council Leona.Waugh@
01387 260571
Gail Stirling Literacy Team Dundee City Council gail.stirling@
01382 433118
Carole McConville Senior Education Manager East Ayrshire Council
01563 555650
Yasmin Ashby   East Dunbartonshire Council

Stuart McCraw Senior Business Support Assistant East Lothian Council smccraw@
01620 827130
Rosamund Rodriguez Acting Quality Improvememnt Officer East Renfrewshire Council Rosamund.Rodriguez2@
0141 577 3222
Yvonne Manning Principal Librarian Falkirk Council yvonne.manning@
01324 501990
Donna Cessford Admin Support Officer Fife Council

01592 583374
David Byrne Quality Improvement Officer Glasgow City Council 01412873816 / 07917551660
Anne McLean Business Support Team Leader Highland Council 01463 702823 Please contact Anne with any bag queries.

James Cook

Project Coordinator: Raising Attainment in Literacy Highland Council

07557744416 Please contact James with any CLPL queries.

Susan Clark Inverclyde Attainment Challenge Team Inverclyde Council susan.clark@
01475 715715
Linda Sinclair Education Support Officer, Learning & Teaching Midlothian Council linda.sinclair@
0131 271 3720
Karen Donaldson  Business Support Team Leader Moray Council Karen.Donaldson@
01343 563916
Sheila Rae Family Learning Team North Ayrshire Council 01294 465591
Catherine Sweeney   North Lanarkshire Council 01236 812311
Carol McManus Service Improvement Officer Orkney Islands Council 01856 873535 ext 2433
Alison Davis  Senior Administrator Orkney Islands Council  01856 873535 ext 2436
Moira Learmonth Management Assistant Perth & Kinross Council  01738 476 841
Julie Paterson Development Officer - Literacy Renfrewshire Council julie.paterson@
0300 300 0170
Doug Newlands

Education Facilities Officer

Scottish Borders Council dnewlands@
01835 825593
Stephen Renwick

Enterprise Development Officer

Shetland Islands Council Stephen.Renwick@
01595 744021
Frank Cardle

Quality Improvement Manager

South Ayrshire Council frank.cardle@
01292 616395
Cathie Johnstone

Clerical Assistant

South Lanarkshire Council

01698 454915  
Jacqui Burns

Education Development Officer

Stirling Council


01786 233202

Susan Gray

Quality Improvement Officer

West Dunbartonshire Council susan.gray@
01389 737182
Catherine Thomas

Development Officer - Early Years

West Lothian Council catherine.thomas@

01506 283 488

Donna Campbell

Admin Assistant

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles) dcampbell@
01851 822742

Ruth Mendel

Policy & Liaison Officer

Scottish Council of Independent Schools 0131 556 2316