Greig Lamont

Born in Dumfries and Galloway, Greig Lamont was educated in Scotland before taking up a place to study at Balliol College, Oxford, in 2008. There, he was a Brackenbury Scholar and latterly a William Westerman Pathfinder Scholar. Greig graduated in 2011 with a First Class degree in Law (Jurisprudence) and has wide experience in the legal world, at one point serving as a Marshall to Mr Justice Sir Michael Burton in the Royal Courts of Justice whilst an undergraduate. After graduating, Greig travelled around the USA and Canada, photographing abandoned buildings, before joining the Scottish Conservative Party’s research team in the Scottish Parliament. He will take up a Masters in Law at Harvard Law School in the fall of 2013.

The Evolution of Revolution: An Independent Scotland’s Constitution

July 23, 2013

Before Scotland's referendum, voters have a number of crucial questions to ask themselves. Written constitutions are borne out of revolution, not evolution, or so the saying goes. Whilst the Scottish independence movement cannot be easily characterised as either, it has become a position in great vogue in the ranks of...

Voter Rights in Scotland: A Punishment to Fit the Crime?

May 29, 2013

Greig Lamont looks at the justifications offered by the Scottish government for its decision to bar prisoners from voting in next year’s referendum on Scottish independence, and asks what they can tell us about progressive politics in Scotland.