The Principal's Office

Mr Gavin McLachlan

Gavin McLachlan is Vice-Principal and Chief Information Officer, and Librarian to the University.

Areas of responsibility


  • Head of the Information Services Group, budget holder
  • Responsible for the strategic development and efficient delivery of a wide range of IT, library and collections services, including the University’s Digital strategy, IT services, learning & teaching technology services, digital research services, university libraries and library services, student help services including EdHelp and student digital poverty, study spaces, EDINA, Digital Curation Centre, museums, galleries and special collections

  • Strategic oversight and underpinning support for online learning, distance learning and open education across the University

University level committee membership

  • Estates Committee
  • Knowledge Strategy Committee
  • IT Committee
  • Library Committee
  • Senate (ex officio)
  • Senior Leadership Team
  • Staff Experience Committee
  • University Collections Advisory Committee
  • University Executive

Contact details

Gavin's assistant is Corrine Fulford and can be contacted via email to

Mr Gavin McLachlan

Vice-Principal and Chief Information Officer, and Librarian to the University

  • University of Edinburgh
  • Information Services Group

Contact details



Argyle House
3 Lady Lawson Street

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