Ian Stewart is a journalist and author. He was editor of The Scotsman from 2012 to 2017, and before that was editor of  Scotland on Sunday and the Edinburgh Evening News. Before becoming a journalist he served in the Royal Marines with 40 Commando, 41 Commando and 45 Commando Group. 

Ian is also a trustee of Sadaya and the Veterans Community Cafe, a charity that supports veterans, particularly those with mental health issues. He enjoys mountain biking, sailing and shooting, and is also a qualified bicycle mechanic. He is married with two grown-up children, and lives in Edinburgh.