Nick Barley appointed director of The Lighthouse
- Robin Hodge
- 30 October 2006
Nick Barley, the editor of The List, has been appointed director of The Lighthouse, Scotland’s National Centre for Architecture, Design and the City. Although adept at multi-tasking, even Nick is unable to take on these new responsibilities while continuing to edit the magazine. So sadly this means he will be leaving The List at the end of the year.
Nick has been editor of The List since 2003 and has kept it at the forefront of Scotland’s cultural life while introducing a wide range of new developments including the launch of two new titles- The List Edinburgh Festival Guide, published each July, and Map, the new quarterly contemporary art magazine. He also set up The List Festival Writing Awards in association with the Writer’s Guild, invited in Irvine Welsh and other high profile guest editors, and produced a number of supplements and special issues including a campaigning edition for the Make Poverty History march in 2005. In the same year, Nick’s achievements were recognised by the award of Editor of the Year from PPA Scotland.
Looking ahead to his new role, Nick describes his job as being ‘to create an environment in which the Scottish public is more aware of the importance of good design to our lives, and in which more Scottish businesses place design at the heart of their activity.’
The List has started the recruitment process for a new editor, to start in early 2007.