Scotland Working: Conference & AGM

Playfair Library, Old College, Edinburgh

Event starts:

24th November 2012

Playfair Library, Old College, Edinburgh

Scottish Fabian AGM 11am -12pm

If you want to help shape our future plans or stand for the executive committee, click here to look at the agenda and details for our AGM.

Scotland Working: Developing a vision for industry and work in Scotland 1.15pm – 5pm

The economic crisis has ushered in a re-evaluation of industrial policy and economic management. Two aspects of the Scottish economy have become clear: first is our reliance on oil and finance industries; second is the issue of working poverty and lack of opportunity for many in the workplace. These realisations have ushered in renewed interest in industrial policy and the role of the state in shaping the economy.

This Scottish Fabian conference seeks to look at methods and models to reshape our economy: building better industry through building better work.

There will be two panel sessions and members-led workshops; details of these will follow in the coming weeks.

Speakers Confirmed:

  • Kezia Dugdale MSP
  • Sarah Boyack MSP, Chair
  • Peter Kelly, Poverty Alliance
  • John Park MSP
  • Colin Borland, FSB
  • James Alexander, SCDI
  • Graham Birse, Napier Business School
  • Willie Bain MP
  • John Paul McHugh, Community Trade Union
  • Catherine Trebeck, Oxfam
  • Jeremy Peat, David Hume Institute

Tickets: £10 for non-members, £6 for members and concessions. -

Tickets are now off sale, a limited number will be available on the door but please arrive early to guarantee entry.