About Me

Dr Craig Dalzell was born in Lanark and raised in Blackwood. After leaving Lesmahagow High School I joined the University of Strathclyde where I gained an MSci in Laser Physics and a PhD in Photonics.

Having been awakened to politics in 2012 and spending two years campaigning for Scottish Independence. I developed an interest in the economic and financial aspects of the debate and put my rapidly expanding knowledge in the field to good use campaigning as part of Yes Clydesdale, where I took part in many public meetings sitting alongside experienced politicians and current cabinet members, and online where I helped to administrate the Facebook page Yes to an Independent Scotland, the largest referendum campaign page outside of the two “official” pages.

Subsequent to the referendum I found that my advocacy had shifted my personal politics firmly towards the left and that I wanted to continue my level of political engagement beyond 2014. This led me to joining the Scottish Green Party.
Through the Greens and the Common Weal project I want to continue advocating the progress towards a better, fairer Scotland which puts all of us first.

Since April 2016 I have worked as a volunteer researcher and, since November 2016, as the Head of Research for Common Weal and have published several papers which can be found over in the library.

In February 2017 I announced my selection as the Green candidate for the 2017 Scottish local authority elections, standing in the ward of Clydesdale South.

My Youtube channel, where some of my public meeting appearances can be found, is here: https://www.youtube.com/c/CraigDalzell

Just as a clarifier regarding reuse and distribution of material from this blog (including images and logos not owned by someone else). Please refer to the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial license below.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

In short, if you’re going to make money off of it, give me a shout and ask first (See my Contact page). If not, just cite me as a reference and help yourself (though I’m still interested to see what you’d like to do with it).


7 thoughts on “About Me

  1. hi Craig I have just been reading your explanation about how the scottish electoral system works, and it is really helpful! I am working with groups from BME communities to assist people in registering to vote, would you mind if I used some of your material for a workshop?
    Many thanks,
    Rachel Farrier


  2. Hi Craig,

    I wondering if you have come across the following campaign:


    the reason I ask id that I just read your blog on the currency and how this affected the independence referendum vote. I have only started reading the the book “Moving On” and some of the ideal I feel it could have been used in the referendum. I think this would have put the yes movement in stronger position and as you say put more the onus on the No Side. Anyway hopefully you find the information useful and thank you for writing this blog, keep up the good work!


  3. Sorry if this is not the place to ask but I cannot find any other way to find out. Please, how can I read this in black on white as white on green is completely unreadable for me?


    • Sorry about that. It seems to be an issue for some though I’ve had more than a few tell me it’s fine for them. Maybe it’s a monitor thing.
      Assuming you’re reading on a PC/Laptop, if you press Ctrl+A you’ll highlight all of the text which may help. If not, follow by pressing Ctrl+C to copy the text and then open up a word processor document and Ctrl+V to paste it there. It might mess with formatting but it’ll at least let you read the text.


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