Scotland in Union have appointed Graeme Pearson as our new chief executive.
Graeme is a former head of the Scottish Drug Enforcement Agency and was a Labour MSP in the last Scottish Parliament.
He will oversee the day-to-day running of the campaign and act as official spokesman, taking over these tasks from founder Alastair Cameron, who remains as Executive Director.
Scotland in Union was formed almost two years ago and is the country’s fastest-growing pro-UK non-party movement. It is committed to making the positive case for Scotland staying in the UK and opposing another referendum on independence.
Graeme Pearson said:
“Like most people, I hoped the decisive result in the 2014 referendum on Scottish independence would be the end of the division and uncertainty created by our constitutional debate.
“Regrettably, the nationalists have refused to take no for an answer, and are now using the Brexit decision as a new grievance, despite the fact Scotland clearly doesn’t want another referendum.
“I believe that all of us who don’t want another referendum should stand up and be counted. That is why I have decided to join the Scotland in Union campaign, and I would encourage everyone who agrees with me to make their voice heard by doing the same.
“Together, we can send a clear message that the nationalists do not speak for us and by removing the threat of another referendum, we can focus on achieving our ambitions for our country.”
Alastair Cameron, Director of Scotland in Union, said:
“Graeme is a widely-respected figure, of great integrity and competence, who brings a wealth of experience from his time in the police and in politics. His appointment marks a new phase in our campaign to make a positive case for Scotland in the UK, and to oppose another referendum which would bring unwelcome and unnecessary division to Scotland.”
See Graeme Pearson's first interview as SIU's chief executive here:
There has also been media attention with regards to Graeme's appointment, see here on STV.