Alastair McIntosh has been described by BBC TV as “one of the world’s leading environmental campaigners.” A pioneer of modern land reform in Scotland, he helped bring the Isle of Eigg into community ownership. On the Isle of Harris he negotiated withdrawal of the world’s biggest cement company from a devastating “superquarry” plan, then agreed to serve on that company’s Sustainability Stakeholders Panel for 10 years.
Alastair guest lectures at military staff colleges, most notably the UK Defence Academy, on nonviolence. His books include Soil and Soul: People versus Corporate Power, Hell and High Water: Climate Change, Hope and the Human Condition, Rekindling Community, and Spiritual Activism: Leadership as Service. His most recent major work is Poacher’s Pilgrimage: an Island Journey. He is a fellow of the School of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh and a visiting professor at the College of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow.