Neil Trotter

Communications Manager

  • LocationPolmont, Falkirk, United Kingdom



  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Journalism
  • Blogging
  • Features
  • Proofreading
  • Communications
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Speech Writing
  • Media Relations Management
  • Media Relations Strategy

Work history


Communications Manager

Scottish Government

Jan 2000 - May 2015
  • Develop and support strategic narratives Advise on communications activity and messaging. Manage set pieces within the Government’s programme Communicate complex messages clearly and simply to the full range of internal and external audiences. Develop use of digital and other channels to enhance the reach of Government messages Anticipate emerging issues and trends. Advise on crisis communications


Public Affairs `manager

Big Issue Foundation

Apr 1998 - Jan 2000
  • Build alliances with third, public and private sector partners in order to promote the Big Issue's agenda Influence policy makers, academics and funders through a successful programme of events to Identify and develop publishing opportunities to raise the profile and the credibility of The Big Issue as an agent for social change Manage the production, publication and sales of resulting titles.


Editorial Roles Including Deputy Editor & Editor

The Big Issue in Scotland and Big Issue North East

Mar 1993 - Apr 1998
  • Edit and oversee production of weekly/fortnightly magazines.



Public Communications

Leeds Trinity University

Jan 2009 - Jun 2012
  • Public Communications