How Scottish organisations engage internationally

Out and about as part of the inquiry

As part of its “Connecting Scotland” inquiry the Committee has carried out various inward and outward visits.

Visit to universities, 30 April 2015

Find out more about the Committee's visit to universities.

Convener Christina McKelvie and the European and External Relations Committee, with representatives from universities across Scotland, at the Old College, Edinburgh

International Development event, 21 May 2015

Find out more about the Committee's International Development event

European and External Relations Committee with pupils from Balgreen primary school.

Visit to Glasgow School of Art, 8 June 2015

Find out more about the Committee's visit to the Glagow School of Art 

European and External Relations Committee members with Glasgow School of Art staff and students from the Singapore campus.

Evidence sessions 

The Committee took evidence from:

Thursday 25 June 2015

Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs, and Colin Imrie, Deputy Director, Head of European Relations, Scottish Government.

Supplementary written evidence from the Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs, 27 August 2015 (315KB pdf)

Thursday 11 June 2015

Mary Allison, Head of Strategic Planning, sportscotland;
Dr Lloyd Anderson, Director, British Council Scotland;
Janet Archer, Chief Executive Officer, Creative Scotland;
Stew Fowlie, Chief Operating Officer, Scottish Student Sport;
Neil Murray, Executive Producer, National Theatre of Scotland;
Liam Sinclair, Joint Executive Producer, Scottish Dance Theatre;
Stuart Turner, Head of EventScotland.

Written evidence received from witnesses:

Written evidence was also received from VisitScotland:

Thursday 28 May 2015

Gordon Adam, Director of Development and Communications, Royal Society of Edinburgh;
Bruce Adamson, Legal Officer, Scottish Human Rights Commission;
Alison Cairns, Head of Development, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO);
Andrew Campbell, International Development Manager, Forth Valley College;
Anne Cant, International Manager, Dundee and Angus College;
Dugald Craig, Acting Chief Executive, West of Scotland Colleges' Partnership (WOSCOP);
Julie Hepburn, Advocacy and Education, Amnesty International;
David Hope-Jones, Principal Officer, Scotland Malawi Partnership;
George Hotchkiss, Assistant Principal Curriculum and Innovation, West Lothian College;
Peter Kelly, Director, Poverty Alliance;
Margaret Munckton, Principal and Chief Executive, Perth College;
Shona Pettigrew, Head of External Funding and International Business Development, New College Lanarkshire;
Emma Meredith, International Director, Edinburgh College.

Written evidence received from witnesses:

Thursday 14 May 2015

Elaine Ballantyne, Head of External Relations and Investor Support Economic Development, the City of Edinburgh Council;
Anil Gupta, Chief Officer - Communities, Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA);
Malcolm Leitch, European Officer, West of Scotland European Forum (WOSEF);
Joanne Scobie, EU Officer Policy and Partnerships, East of Scotland European Consortium (ESEC);
Gillian Walsh, International Officer, Glasgow City Council.

Written evidence

You can view the call for evidence here.  The evidence received is listed below.

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