Lucy Grieve

Lucy Grieve

Age: 24
Location: Edinburgh

Lucy Grieve is a BBC News and The Times featured reproductive-rights campaign founder with a proven record of impact on health policy.

In 2020, she co-founded ‘Back Off Scotland’ – a campaign advocating for 150 metre “buffer zones” around sexual health clinics in Scotland with the aim of protecting patients seeking abortion services from intimidation and harassment faced when passing on-street anti-choice protests.

Back Off Scotland was successful in securing buffer zone commitments from Edinburgh Council in February 2021, as well as in the manifestos of the SNP, Scottish Labour and Scottish Liberal Democrats during the May 2021 Scottish elections. The campaign also secured pledges regarding buffer zones in the 2021 Scottish Government’s Women’s Health Strategy and Programme for Government.

She’s currently studying for her undergraduate degree in Social Anthropology and Social Policy at the University of Edinburgh and hopes to go on to study for a masters in health policy next year.