Euan Roddin

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Euan Roddin was special adviser to Alistair Carmichael and therefore the Scotland Office whilst he was secretary of state for Scotland from October 2013 to May 2015.[1]

For his role as special adviser to Mr Carmichael, Roddin was paid an annual salary of £62,000. [2]


Roddin was spokesman for the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) for a year between June 2009 and June 2010 in Brussels and Strasbourg. Previous to this, he was a speechwriter and policy adviser for the (ALDE) for a year. [3] From 2006, Roddin was speechwriter & policy adviser to the Office of the Leader of the Liberal Democrats, a position which he carried out for two years. Roddin was also the head of office and constituency organiser to Margaret Smith MSP & West Edinburgh Liberal Democrats in 2005/06. [3] In 2004, Roddin was appointed as committee executive for the British Medical Association (BMA) Scotland. [3]


Roddin studied at the University of Edinburgh between 1999 and 2003, obtaining a Master of Arts in Politics. He also went to the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, Bologna Cente to do a postgraduate degree in International Relations in2003 [3]

Leaked information

In the build up to the 2015 general election a memo of a conversation between the leader of the Scottish National Party Nicola Sturgeon and a French ambassador, where the Scot claimed she would prefer David Cameron to remain as Prime Minister, was leaked. In May 2015, after the election, Alistair Carmichael has admitted the memo was written by a civil servant in the Scotland Office and leaked to the Daily Telegraph by Roddin.[4]


  1. HM Government July 2014, Dods Monitoring, accessed 22 September 2014
  2. special advisers in post, 30 November 2014 GOV.UK, accessed 30 April 2015
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Euan Roddin LinkedIn profile, accessed 22 September 2014.
  4. Adam Bienkov Nikileaks: Former Scottish secretary admits Sturgeon leak Politics, 22 May 2015, accessed 22 May 2015.