Colin Bell (journalist)

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Dr Colin J. Bell is a journalist, broadcaster and author.

Colin J. Bell was a journalist, with newspapers including The Scotsman and former editor of The Scots Independent. He made the transition to broadcasting with BBC Radio Scotland in 1984.[1]

He served the Scottish National Party as Executive Vice-Chairman, 1978-1984 and Campaign Director, Euro elections 1984. In 1979 he stood as SNP Parliamentary Candidate for West Edinburgh[2] and also European Parliamentary Candidate for North East Scotland.[3] In June 1996, he was the 13th Scot to be presented with the Oliver Brown Award.[1] He later left the SNP to join the Scottish Socialist Party.[4][5]

He wrote Murder trail : death for a living.[6][7] He served as Rector of Aberdeen University from 1991 to 1993.[1]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Dr Colin Bell". Scots Independent. Archived from the original on 2010-12-18. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 
  2. ^ "Candidates and Constituency Assessments: Edinburgh West". Scottish Politics Research Unit. Archived from the original on 2010-12-18. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 
  3. ^ "European Parliamentary Elections: North-east Scotland". Scottish Politics Research Unit. Archived from the original on 2010-12-18. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 
  4. ^ "Dr Colin Bell". Scots Independent. 11 May 2001. Archived from the original on 2010-12-18. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 
  5. ^ Arnold Kemp (May 13, 2001). "Devolution's sweet honeytrap". The Observer. Archived from the original on 2012-11-13. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 
  6. ^ "Murder Trail". Foyles. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 
  7. ^ Colin Bell (2002). Murder trail : death for a living. London: Grenada Media. ISBN 978-0-233-05099-7. 
Party political offices
Preceded by
Stephen Maxwell
Scottish National Party Vice Chairman (Publicity)
1979?–1981?
Succeeded by
Isobel Lindsay
Preceded by
Isobel Lindsay
Scottish National Party Vice Chairman (Publicity)
1984–1985
Succeeded by
Alex Salmond
Academic offices
Preceded by
Willis Pickard
Rector of the University of Aberdeen
1991–1993
Succeeded by
Ian Hamilton