It is an impressive list and one unimaginable in The Scotsman of 50 or even 20 years ago. The panel: Gillian Bowditch, Writer and Columnist; Emma Cowing, Features Editor; Heti Davies, Columnist; Gillian Glover, Chief Writer; Katie Grant, Columnist; Iain Martin, Editor; Lee Randall, Assistant Editor; Lindsey Rogerson, Personal Finance Editor50 ANDREA NOLANDEAN OF THE FACULTY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE, UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW In 1999, Nolan became the first woman to be appointed dean of any faculty at Glasgow and of any veterinary school in the UK or Ireland.Most of the women featured here combine many roles and their power is often the least interesting thing about them.
Three new series commissioned by Mc Kissack will have hit our screens by the end of the year.
Previously an independent producer Mc Kissack has had a guiding role in the rise of Scottish filmmaker Lynne Ramsay.
To this end, Iain Martin, The Scotsman’s editor, and a team of the paper’s senior female journalists met to battle out the list.
We considered the candidates’ achievements, international clout, national standing and their ability to make a difference to our daily lives.
In 2000 she founded the feature film production company Slate Films, which produced Mike Figgis’s digital feature Hotel.
During her four years at BBC Scotland she was responsible for the company’s first feature films, Billy and Gillies Mackinnon’s Small Faces and John Madden’s Mrs Brown.48 CATHY JAMIESON MSPMINISTER FOR JUSTICE Close to Jack Mc Connell, she softened her hard-left, anti-Blairite stance when offered the chance of office under her friend the First Minister.
In a land of kilts, football and whisky, it is all too easy to underestimate the contribution women make at the highest level.
It is easier still to underestimate the grindingly hard work that goes into making it to the top.
With 1.7 million people in the UK registered blind and another 40 million across the rest of the world, there is huge potential for her product.42 SHIRLEY ROBERTSON OBE SAILOR AND OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALLISTShirley Robertson, 36, was the skipper of the sailing trio which bagged Britain its first gold of the Athens Olympics as they won the Yngling class with a day to spare.
She became the first woman in Olympic history to collect gold in two different classes of boat when she was victorious along with crew Sarah Ayton and Sarah Webb.
She is married with one son.47 MARY CONTINI WRITER AND ENTREPRENEURAuthor and influential cookery writer, Contini runs Edinburgh’s world-famous delicatessen Valvona and Crolla with her husband Philip.