In memoriam: Craig McAngus
Craig McAngus was a post-doctoral fellow, and later an Associate Fellow, of the Centre on Constitutional Change, and a dear colleague and friend. He died on 16th December 2020. He was 34 years old.
Craig was an exceptionally gifted scholar of Scottish politics and public policy. He joined the Centre as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Stirling in the run-up to the 2014 independence referendum, where he worked on a project exploring social policy challenges and constitutional change. From the outset, he brought enthusiasm and expertise to our work, both on the funded project and drawing on his wider research interests in party politics. He was the brains and the energy behind our podcast, Constitutionally Sound.
As a lecturer at the University of Aberdeen and later the University of the West of Scotland, Craig maintained close links with the CCC. His last research project, as part of the UK in a Changing Europe initiative, examined the impact of Brexit on fisheries. It was a subject close to his heart – Craig grew up in Banff in the north east of Scotland, where his grandad was a fisherman, and brought a deep understanding of the community to his scholarly research.
Rest in peace Craig.