Ramsay studied at Stirling University but left after a term and moved to London where he attempted to find work as a jazz musician. He later returned to Scotland where he organized Edinburghs first rock concert in the park, helped set up an arts lab, worked with Lindsay Kemps Mime Troupe, and played jazz in the Free Association Quartet.
Ramsay eventually took a degree at Hull University. It was while he was Hull that he became interested in the assassination of John F. Kennedy. While investigating the case Ramsay met fellow Kennedy assassination enthusiast Stephen Dorrell and they decided to start publishing a magazine which explored all the topics which fascinated them. Lobster Magazine made its first appearance in September 1983 as a 24-page A5 magazine.
Since 1983 the magazine has featured articles on the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Edward Jay Epstein, anti Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament groups, the Vietnam War, Lord Mountbatten and the Central Intelligence Agency, Lee Harvey Oswald in Mexico, KGB, Airey Neave, the plot to smear Harold Wilson, Winston Churchill and Pearl Harbor, MI5 and the rise of Margaret Thatcher, Peter Wright, Watergate, Peter Dale Scott, Archibald Ramsay and the Right Club, Clay Shaw and Appeasement.
He is also the co-author of Smear! Wilson and the Secret State! (1991). Other books by Robin Ramsay include Conspiracy Theories: Almost Everything You Need to Know in One Essential Guide (2000), Who Shot JFK? (2002), The Rise of New Labour (2002) and Politics and Paranoia (2008).