Scottish Government - Fiona Hyslop MSP

Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs

Fiona Hyslop was elected a Lothians MSP in 1999 and was a member of the Parliament's Education Committee. In 2007 she was appointed Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning and was responsible for re-establishing the principle of free higher education in Scotland. Appointed Minister for Culture and External Affairs in 2009, Fiona Hyslop established the cultural development body, Creative Scotland, in 2010, as part of the Public Services Reform Act. She also secured funding towards the Dundee V&A project. As part of the Scottish Government's programme of international development, Fiona Hyslop launched strategic plans for engaging with India and Pakistan in 2010. She was elected MSP for Linlithgow in 2011 and was appointed Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs. Her Ministerial portfolio covers External Affairs, Europe, Culture and the Arts, Broadcasting, Architecture, Built Heritage, Lottery Funding, Historic Scotland, National Records of Scotland and Major Events Strategy.

Scottish Government - Fiona Hyslop MSP

Other partners

Edinburgh International Festival - Fergus Linehan

Festival Director and CEO, Edinburgh International Festival

UK Government - The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP

Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

British Council - Sir Ciarán Devane

Chief Executive, British Council

About the 2018 Culture Summit

The Edinburgh International Culture Summit brings together Culture Ministers, artists, thinkers and art leaders from around the world to share ideas, expertise and best practice to inspire positive change in cultural policy and investment. Set against the incomparable backdrop of one of the world's greatest cultural events, the Edinburgh Festivals, the Summit is ideally placed to facilitate conversations between practioners and policy-makers.  


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