Henry McCubbin, longstanding member of our Editorial Committee, has stood down. He was one of the group, along with Jimmy Reid, which conceived the idea of the Scottish Left Review and served on its Editorial Committee since 1999, contributing articles, web and book reviews as well as involvement in editorial policy. A life-long left-winger, he worked as a TV cameraman where he was on the executive of his union and as Labour MEP for the North East of Scotland where he defended the fishing industry decimated by the Common Market’s agricultural policy and campaigned for better health and safety on offshore oil installations. Our sincere thanks are to him for his written contributions and his sage advice and wisdom on the Committee. He is pictured at our stall at the STUC Congress in Ayr where he was presented with a book token – perhaps a hint that we will still be looking for the occasional book review!