Purpose of the group

  • another forum to discuss cultural matters and ideas (meeting quarterly)
  • something different from other CPGs, by making use of the talent in the sector to put on engaging performances and guest speakers
  • an opportunity for stimulating discussion about ideas as well as processes/art forms
  • a platform for further and wider learning (making use of social media and podcasting)
  • a showcase for the arts in Parliament

Forthcoming meetings

Next meeting:



Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

Matt Brennan

Adam Behr

Felicity Bristow

Susan Levy

Rosemary James-Beith

Emma Jayne Park

Mairead Nic Craith

Carol Morton

Grant Keir

Trudy Collier

Stuart Wilson

Tom Bee

Ariel Killick

Catherine Middleton Findlay

Duncan Lockerbie

Duncan Bremner

Jean Cameron

Catherine Holden

Vicky Gunn

Lisa Flemming

Siyi Chen

Kate Nelson

Anne Diack

Terry Brotherstone

Dawn Irvine

Jean Urquhart

John Ciarns

Ann Packard

Helen Trew

Robin Patel

Viccy Adams

Helen Voce

Jean Cameron

Dr Jane Humphries

Jennie Renton

Jim Hollington

Suzanne Lofthus

Sheila Murray

Ullrich Kockel

Francis Shennan

Emily De Simone

Rab Noakes


Culture Counts (Secretariat) 

Active Events

Architecture Fringe

Bord na Gaidhlig

British Council Scotland

Carey Tourism

Craft Scotland

Creative Carbon Scotland

Creative Edinburgh

Creative Scotland

Drew Wylie Projects

Dundee Contemporary Arts

Dunfermline Heritage Partnership

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

Engage Scotland

Federation of Scottish Theatre

Fèis Rois

Fèisean nan GÃ idheal

Festivals Edinbrugh

Impact Arts

Live Music Now Scotland

Luath Press


Museums Galleries Scotland

Musicians' Union

National Galleries of Scotland

National Museums Scotland

National Trust for Scotland

National Youth Orchestras of Scotland


Queen Margaret University

Red Note Ensemble

Regional Screen Scotland

Science Ceilidh

Scottish Artists Union

Scottish Book Trust


Skills Development Scotland

Society of Scottish Playwrights

The Bunbury Banter Theatre Company

Cateran Eco-museum

The Touring Network (Highlands & Islands)

The Work Room

Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland

Tricky Hat Productions

UK Theatre

University of the West of Scotland

Voluntary Arts Scotland

WGGB Scotland

Whale Arts

Get involved

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Cross Party Groups and GDPR

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