MA FFCS CQSW Dip Rep St. Dip SW.
A former head of department, communicator, author, poet, film screen writer, and humanitarian worker offering more than twenty years dealing with problem families.
Identifying new premises for work
Instigating Speedy Justice reports with the Scottish Police.
Interviewing and supervising both professional and clerical staff
Supervising two offices 75 miles apart, eight professional staff and six
Resolving conflict in Earthquake zone of south east Asia
Conducting team meetings. Staff appraisal duties. Organising events
Authorising expenditure in department within budget limitations.
Conducting children’s hearings, prosecuting denied offences in the Sheriff Courts
and defending Appeals in the Sheriffs Courts at Dumfries, Kirkcudbright, Ayr and
Training Panel members inducting new reporters to their posts.
Public Speaking engagements.
Illustrated presentations on SCRA, Pakistan’s Earthquake and on being an Author.
Muslim Hands International Jan – March 2006
Camp Manger of 2,245 victims of the South East Asian Earthquake at Mundihar
SPS Dumfries 2004-05
Writer in Residence Dumfries Prison Female Wing until it closed.
SCRA 1984 – 2003
From Assistant Area Reporter in 1984 to Regional and Authority Reporter from1996 – 2003.
Central Regional Council 1980 – 1984
Educational Social Worker based at St. Modans High School, Stirling.
Overseas Council C of S 1973-78
Fraternal worker of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Secretary of the Tema Council of Churches and Secretary of the Community Organisation Project.
London University MA 1980
Glasgow University Dip Reporter Studies 1975
Moray House College CQSW Dip. SW 1969-72
Glasgow Academy Higher: English History.
Ordinary: Mathematics, Arithmetic, French.
English, History, Physics
Full clean driving licence.
Languages: Akan Twi and French.
2001 UK Award for Interagency work awarded by the Community Care Magazine. (London)
2006 Muslim Hands International Award for services to the South East Asian Earthquake March 2006 Islamabad.
President of Dumfries Burns Club 2000 (I am a direct descendant of Robert Burns)
1994-2003 Chairman of the Dumfries branch of SASO (The Scottish Association for the Study of Offending)
National Council member of SASO 1996- 2003
Convenor and Secretary of the Institute of Contemporary Scotland 1998-2003
Cross Party member of the Media Interests group. The Scottish Parliament. 2007-
Playing the piano and clarinet. Singer – Song writer, compost production, all things West African. Novelist, writer, poet and film script writer.
Restless Waves – a travel novel published by AuthorsOnLine.co.uk
Touzie Seas, the American version of Restless Waves under Lulu Publishers
Operation Oboe published by AuthorsOnLine.co.uk and in the USA by Harvest Books.
Self Help Books
Ponderings – a collection of short stories and poems for those with failing
eyesight. Published by AuthorsOnLine.co.uk
Have You Seen My …ummm…Memory? A self help Memory book. Published
Poet’s Progeny The descendants of Robert Burns, his influence in their lives.
Published by AuthorsOnLine.co.uk
7 Point 7 (On the Richter Scale) The diary of the Camp Manager at Mundihar
It’s Me – Honest it is. This booklet was commissioned by the West of Scotland University’s School of Nursing and is sponsored by Alzheimer Society and Age Concern.
The Scottish Review, New Society, Glasgow Herald, Medicine Today and local press.
The Call – a short Educational film script concerning a child experiencing parental
Chaz the Friendly Crocodile – a short educational film script addressing anti-
social behaviour by children and delivering a contract of responsibility for
The Solo Oboe – a full-length film script. It is based on my novel Operation Oboe.
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- Caldwell, Miller MA, FFCS, CQSW, Dip SW, Dip Rep St.,
|-Former Dumfries & Galloway’s Authority Children’s Reporter;
|- b. 6.10.50, Bishopton Renfrewshire, although my passport says Glasgow.
|- m., Jocelyn M France BSc, MSc, ;
|- 2 daughters. Educ. Kirriemuir Reform St Primary, Glasgow Academy; London University; Moray House College; Jordanhill College.
|- Fraternal worker and missionary,
|- Secretary to the Tema Council of Churches, Chair Nungua Youth Committee, Ghana, West Africa, Overseas Council, Church of Scotland 1972-78;
|- Postgraduate student 1978-80 SOAS: Educational Social Worker, Central Regional Council, 1980-83;
|- Kilmarnock & Loudon Reporter 1983-88, Area Reporter, Kyle & Carrick with Cumnock and Doon Valley 1988-92, Principal Reporter, Dumfries & Galloway 1992-95; Regional Reporter 1995-1996, Authority Reporter 1996-2003.
|- Past President Dumfries Burns Club (direct descendent of Robert Burns) 2000;
|- Chairman Dumfries Branch of the Scottish Association for the Study of Delinquency 1998-2003.
|- 2002 Convenor of the Dumfries branch of the Institute of Contemporary Scotland;
|- South West Scotland contact for Ghanaians in need; London University SOAS Alumni Scotland contact.
|- Public speaker
-Publications: Operation Oboe (novel), Editor of Poet’s Progeny (The Bard’s family tree as a Scottish historical commentary).
Have You Seen My…umm…Memory? Self help book with medical biography and entertaining memory strength and weakness episodes.
Ponderings: A book of short stories and poems in large and bold print for those with diminished eyesight in mind.
Restless Waves a novel set on a world cruise where the Writer in Residence aboard uncovers passengers’ demons. Ornithology and philately, sumptuous meals and debt, drug running and painting and a disaster in the South Atlantic. In brief on-shore adventures as well as on-board suspense.
And 7 point 7 (On the Richter Scale. The diary of the camp manager in Mundihar. There are sad days and nights with orphans crying to sleep, then there are happy days playing cricket when Miller is always out first!
A diary of this humanitarian post where this inter-faith initiative is published to raise money for Muslim Hands International’s reconstruction in Pakistan and to prepare the way for families to return to their devastated areas of the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan and Kashmir.
The diary includes, adventure, personal stories, heroism and death, romance and love – 24 pictures are in the book.
|- Recreations: all things West African; piano, clarinet and xaphoon playing. Weakly playing weekly badminton!
|- Jan – March 2006 Camp Manger at The Muslim Hands International Tent Village at Mundihar, North West Territories, Pakistan.