International Development

Purpose of the group


  • to ensure liaison between MSPs and organisations working in Scotland on international aid and development issues.
  • to raise awareness in Scotland of these issues and to provide a Scottish forum for discussion.
  • to promote stronger links between Scotland and international aid and development agencies.


  • to promote development education in Scotland.
  • to provide a forum for engagement with southern countries and those in economic transition on debt relief and the causes and consequences of poverty
  • to support Scottish organisations working in international aid and development programmes
  • to facilitate regular visits to Scotland by representatives of the international humanitarian agencies
  • to engage with minority residents in Scotland and to encourage their involvement in the work of the group.


Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

Roger Leakey

J.K. Robert England

Pat Hiddleston

Gerda Siann

Abiodun Anthony Olowoyeye

Neil Robertson

Dr Callum Henderson

Tracy Johnston

Pat Bryden

Jim R Copland

David Stevenson

Rt. Rev Brian Smith

Mark Osnowitz

Manuela Coletti

Carol Morton

Agnes Ngulube – Holmes

Hamish Goldie-Scot

Fiona Talcott

Elizabeth Cooper

Colin Pritchard

Jude Murison

Hyemin Yoo

Frances Johnston


Oxfam Scotland - secretary

SCIAF - secretary


Aid Effectiveness


Islamic Relief



Jubilee Scotland

The Salvation Army

University of Edinburgh


Heriot-Watt University


Scotland Malawi Partnership

The Leprosy Mission Scotland

Mercy Corps

The Vine Trust

UNESCO Scotland

Institute for Energy Systems

One World Development

The Supoy chomphoo phuen foundation

World Development Movement

Sight Aid International


Challenges Worldwide

Scotlanka Network

The Commandery of St. Clair, No. S1, Scotland - The Knights Templar in Scotland (Ordo Supremus Militaris Templi Hierosolymitani)

Plan Vivo Foundation

Justice and Peace Scotland


Palcrafts / Hadeel

Association of Teachers and Lecturers (Scotland)

Dunira Strategy

Church of Scotland World Mission Council

Institute for International Health and Development (Queen Margaret University)

Centre for the Study of Religion (CSRP), University of St. Andrews


Centre for Sustainable International Development (University of Aberdeen)

Concern Worldwide

Scottish Youth Parliament

ACTSA Scotland

Scottish Education and Action for Development

University of Strathclyde

Xchange Scotland

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