Gillian Howatson - Communications & Marketing Manager

Copy of Staff - Website photo (3).pngGillian is a creative media and communications professional with a background in documentary filmmaking. She previously worked for other charities as a facilitator, teaching filmmaking and creative skills to young people, before embarking on a communications career in local government. She is passionate about improving access to the arts for young people, and enjoys sharing their stories and amplifying youth voices.

Ryan Harley - PR & Public Affairs Assistant

Ryan joined Sistema Scotland in May 2022 after completing an MA in Screenwriting atCopy of Staff - Website photo (1).png Screen Academy Scotland. He also previously graduated with a First Class BA in Journalism & Creative Writing and Politics and International Relations at the University  of Strathclyde. He has always had a great passion for writing, both writing fiction and journalistic work. 


As well as having a passion for writing and media, Ryan is incredibly passionate about music. He has played guitar and sung in bands and as a solo musician since the age of 10, and still performs regularly in venues and bars across the central belt.



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