Meet the Team

The vast majority of our volunteers are anonymous, both for the benefit of our callers and for the welfare of our volunteers. So, who exactly are we? Edinburgh Nightline is made up of around 100 student volunteers from all four universities in Edinburgh, from various disciplines and various years, both undergraduate and postgraduate.

Six of our committee are what we call public faces. Due to the nature of their work with us they must be able to speak publicly as a representative of Edinburgh Nightline. During the volunteer’s time in this position they don’t take calls. The six positions fall across three roles: Coordinator, Networking Coordinator, and Publicity, Fundraising & Events Coordinator.

Shona is a a medical student going into her fourth year. Born in Belfast but brought up in Aberdeen, don’t let Shona’s Indian roots fool you: she can’t hack spicy food. Her chief interests include Grey’s Anatomy (you’d think she’d know better), procrastination by Buzzfeed quiz and trying to force her questionable music choices on her friends.
Isy is a Social Anthropology student going into her final year at the University of Edinburgh. She was born in South Africa and raised in Lancashire. She loves looking after her ferns, listening to excessive amounts of Craig David and lying in the sun when it’s unbearably hot.

Marc is a final year Adult Nursing student at Edinburgh Napier University. He is a short Scottish guy obsessed with RuPaul, politics and driving down country lanes in his car with some good old 90’s tunes.
Sophie is a third year Economics and Politics student at the University of Edinburgh from Scotland, she has an obsession with coffee, enjoys travelling and watching Louis Theroux documentaries.

Liv is studying Sociology in her second year at the University of Edinburgh. She’s most likely to be found making banana bread, eating pasta or watching Mamma Mia. Her favourite animal is a sloth.
Angus is a final year Law student at the University of Edinburgh. He will stop you mid-conversation to tell you that he spotted a dog on the Meadows, and gets excited when he gets to pet his friends’ cat. Till this day, he still wonders why Edinburgh snows in March.