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

Tom Bee

Adam Behr

Duncan Bremner

Matt Brennan

Felicity Bristow

Terry Brotherstone

Jean Cameron

Siyi Chen

John Ciarns

Trudy Collier

Anne Diack

Lisa Flemming

Vicky Gunn

Catherine Holden

Dr Jane Humphries

Rosemary James-Beith

Grant Keir

Ariel Killick

Susan Levy

Duncan Lockerbie

Suzanne Lofthus

Catherine Middleton Findlay

Carol Morton

Sheila Murray

Kate Nelson

Mairead Nic Craith

Rab Noakes

Ann Packard

Emma Jayne Park

Robin Patel

Jennie Renton

Francis Shennan

Helen Trew

Jean Urquhart

Helen Voce

Jaqs Whymark

Stuart Wilson


Culture Counts (Secretariat) 

Active Events 

Bòrd na Gàidhlig 

British Council Scotland 

The Bunbury Banter Theatre Company 

Craft Scotland 

Creative Scotland 

Creative Edinburgh 

Culture Radar Ltd 

Dundee Contemporary Arts 

Dunfermline Heritage Partnership 

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 

Society Engage Scotland 

Federation of Scottish Theatre 

Fèisean nan Gàidheal 

Festivals Edinburgh 

Live Music Now Scotland 

Luath Press 


Museums Galleries Scotland 

Musicians' Union 

National Galleries of Scotland 

National Trust for Scotland 

National Youth Orchestras of Scotland 


Red Note Ensemble 

Regional Screen Scotland 

Science Ceilidh 

Scottish Artists Union 


Skills Development Scotland 

Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland 

Tricky Hat Productions 

UK Theatre 

University of the West of Scotland 

Voluntary Arts Scotland 

The Work Room 

Whale Arts 

Get involved

Next meeting:




Joan McAlpine MSP

Scottish Parliament
EH99 1SP

0131 348 6885


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