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 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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