Joyce McMillan is theatre critic of The Scotsman, and also writes a political and social commentary column for the paper. She has been a political and arts columnist, theatre critic and broadcaster for more than thirty years, living in Edinburgh and working for various Scottish and London-based newspapers. She also broadcasts regularly, mainly on BBC Radio Scotland and Radio 4, and has been involved in Scottish and European campaigns for democracy and human rights. Her history of the first twenty-five years of the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, was published in 1988, and in 2003, along with other critics, she helped launch the CriticsÂ’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland, now an annual event.