Colin Campbell is a University of Glasgow history graduate, and a former history teacher and secondary Head Teacher. He served as an MSP from 1999-2003. With Rosalind Green, he co-authored “Can't Shoot a Man With a Cold. Lt.E.A.Mackintosh M.C. 1893-1917. Poet of the Highland Division”. Campbell and Green (Argyll Publishing 2004). He wrote “Engine of Destruction. The 51st (Highland) Division in the Great War”. Campbell. (Argyll Publishing 2013). He spoke at a Mackintosh event in Fontaine-Notre-Dame and at Cantaing in 2007, and took part in a short Mackintosh feature for BBC (Scotland), broadcast on the eve of the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. He provided background commentaries on pipers and tunes for the College of Piping WWI series of piping recitals in 2014 and 2015.
Linn Phipps has twin passions – around Gaelic singing and the First World War. She is an amateur singer particularly in Scottish Gaelic, as a chorister with the Lothian Gaelic Choir and as a solo singer. She holds the Silver Pendant from the Royal National Mod 2008 – the highest award to a non-native speaker. Linn has held a special interest in the First World War for nearly 50 years. Her great-uncle was killed in the Battle of Cambrai – the same battle as EAM – and she has paid homage to the losses of this particular battle through regular visits to the area. In 2015, Linn produced a special event in Edinburgh to commemorate the First World War, involving a wide range of artists and performers.