CPG on Culture

Welcome to the website for the Cross-Party Group on Culture.

Cross-Party Groups (CPGs) provide an opportunity for Members of all parties, outside organisations and members of the public to meet and discuss a shared interest in a particular cause or subject.

See details and videos from past meetings.

Next CPG on Culture

The next CPG on Culture will be held on Tuesday 5 December 2017 between 5.30pm-8.00pm at the Scottish Parliament in Committee Room 2.

The meeting will look at Intangible Cultural Heritage.  The full agenda is as follows:

  • 5.30pm-6pm Social Discussion
  • 6pm-6.10pm Introducing Intangible Cultural Heritage:
    • Heather Doherty, Research Co-ordinator, Museums Galleries Scotland
  • 6.10pm-6.15pm Illustration of Intangible Cultural Heritage
    • Kate Sloan and Elma Clark, Sanquhar Knitters
  • 6.15pm-6.45pm Panel Discussion, featuring:
    • David Francis, Associate Director, TRACS
    • Simon Hayhow, Director, Scottish Fisheries Museum
    • Máiréad Nic Craith, Chair in European Culture and Heritage / Director of Research / Director of Intercultural Centre, Heriot-Watt University
  • 6.45pm-8pm Group Discussion

We encourage attendees to watch the following Tedx talk from one of the evening’s speakers, Máiréad Nic Craith (Professor of Cultural Heritage at Heriot-Watt University).

Unfortunately, due to room capacity we can only accommodate 60 non-MSPs at the meeting. We expect demand to be high so please email Kirstin.MacLeod@creativescotland.com in order to secure your spot. 

Following the meeting, details of proceedings will be posted on this website.