Bob Cant

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Bob Cant
Bob Cant (born 1945) is a Scottish journalist and writer, the author of Footsteps and Witnesses (1993).

Bob Cant grew up on a farm outside Dundee. After university, he taught in Tanzania for two years between 1967 and 1969. He was a member of the Gay Left collective between 1975 and 1978. He was a volunteer on London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard for a number of years in the 1970s and 1980s. [1].

"So I don't know exactly what I was expecting to do when I came back to Edinburgh in 1990, but I was very conscious of being gay and Scots in a way that I hadn't been for quite a long time. And then I'd done a book in London called Radical Records which was interviewing people who had been involved in lesbian and gay politics across the UK, but I noticed when I came back that there was no oral history book in Scotland and there didn't seem to be any signs of one being produced at that point."[2]