Scottish Parliament - Ken Macintosh

Presiding Officer and MSP for West Scotland

Before entering Parliament in 1999, Ken was a television producer for BBC News working on national news programmes.

Ken was first elected in 1999 to represent the constituency of Eastwood. He held the Eastwood seat in 2003, 2007 and 2011 Scottish Parliamentary elections. In 2016, Ken was returned as an MSP for the West of Scotland region before being elected as the Scottish Parliament's fifth Presiding Officer.

Scottish Parliament - Ken Macintosh

Other partners

Scottish Government - Fiona Hyslop MSP

Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs

Edinburgh International Festival - Fergus Linehan

Festival Director and CEO, Edinburgh International Festival

British Council - Sir Ciarán Devane

Chief Executive, British Council

About the 2016 Culture Summit

The Edinburgh International Culture Summit 2016 brought together Culture Ministers with prominent artists, thinkers and others responsible for formulating cultural policy. 

They discussed how the arts enrich the lives of people around the world and contribute to the wellbeing of nations.


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