EUAN LOWNIE

Euan Lownie is a student from Aberdeenshire, currently studying MA Scottish Studies at The University of Edinburgh. He received the University’s Delargy Prize, is one of The Hunter Foundation’s 100 Disrupters and is a member of the BBC Scotland Next project, and has spent years collecting advice from successful Scots for his book. @euanlownie  (Photo: Chris Scott)

Euan Lownie is a student from Aberdeenshire, currently studying MA Scottish Studies at The University of Edinburgh. He received the University’s Delargy Prize, is one of The Hunter Foundation’s 100 Disrupters and is a member of the BBC Scotland Next project, and has spent years collecting advice from successful Scots for his book. @euanlownie

(Photo: Chris Scott)

Never, Ever Take Anybody’s Advice on Anything
And other advice on careers and life from successful Scots.

Euan Lownie was aware that as he gets through university, he has to decide his future career, but wasn’t sure what he wanted to do – he also knew that he wasn’t alone in this. So, he has spent the last few years asking people at the top of their career one simple question: What advice would you give to someone starting out in your field of work?

From actor Alan Cumming and Lauren Mayberry of Chvrches, Wimbledon champ Andy Murray to Scotland’s Makar Jackie Kay, founders of organisations and businesses including Glasgow Women’s Library, Social Bite, The Hunter Foundation, and BHP Comics, to scientists, nurses, designers, and more across various trades, Never, Ever Take Anybody’s Advice on Anything: And Other Advice on Careers and Life from Successful Scots is the perfect motivational pep talk for those wondering, what next?


Euan’s debut non-fiction Never, Ever Take Anybody’s Advice on Anything publishes in November 2019.