Scotland Policy Conferences

Priorities for the creative industries in Scotland post-Brexit - talent, support and new markets

Morning, Wednesday, 25th October 2017

Central Edinburgh


This timely seminar will discuss next steps for growing Scotland’s creative economy - and will bring out priorities being discussed in the Scottish Government’s Creative Industries Advisory Group meeting in September.

Delegates will discuss key issues relating to skills and the creative workforce in the context of the UK’s impending exit from the European Union and priorities for developing effective partnership working - between educational institutions and the creative industries, and internationally - in furnishing the skilled workforce needed to underpin the sector.

They will also consider the way forward for policy, and the industry itself, to enable Scotland’s creative economy to seize opportunities in new markets and support the growth of creative hubs throughout Scotland - including the role of local authorities in the context of the range of City Deals being developed in Scotland.

Further sessions assess what more needs to be done by relevant sector agencies such as Creative Scotland and Scottish Enterprise to provide targeted support - including for SMEs who comprise much of the sector - customised for the needs of individual businesses.

Guest of Honour

Bob Last

Film Producer and Co-Chair, Creative Industries Advisory Group

Guest of Honour

Bob Last

Film Producer and Co-Chair, Creative Industries Advisory Group


Lewis Macdonald MSP

Deputy Convener, Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee


Gregor White

Head, School of Arts, Media and Computer Games, Abertay University

Claire Stewart

Director, Creative Edinburgh

Julia Amour

Director, Festivals Edinburgh

Iain Hamilton

Head of Creative Industries, Highlands and Islands Enterprise

David Brew

Board Member, Creative Scotland and MG Alba

Rosina Robson

Director of Nations and Regions, PACT