Scottish Fabians

Pamphlet launch with  Kezia Dugdale MSP and Claire Baker MSP

Playfair Library, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL | Friday 27th November, 5.30 – 7.30pm

The Scottish Fabians are delighted to announce an evening reception, hosted by Claire Baker MSP, to celebrate the legacy of Jennie Lee MP and her contribution to modern arts policy when she served as the first Minister for the Arts.  This event will also be an opportunity to recognise and discuss the importance of the arts to Scotland.

The event is kindly in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh and will include speeches from Kezia Dugdale MSP, leader of the Scottish Labour Party, and university representatives.

This year marks 50 years since the introduction of Jennie Lee’s white paper ‘A Policy for the Arts: The First Steps’ and the evening will launch a new Scottish Fabians pamphlet including contributions from across the arts community.

We are also delighted that the evening will include live music from Claire Hastings, 2015 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year.

Please RSVP to [email protected].


The Scottish Fabians were relaunched in Spring 2012 as the Labour Party north of the border came to terms with the challenge posed by the SNP and the forthcoming independence referendum.

The Scottish Fabians hosted a fringe event at Scottish Labour Conference 2012 and in May this year held their first public conference entitled What’s Left outlining the path for Scottish Labour to renew and reinvigorate centre-left politics in Scotland.

A Steering Group for Scottish Fabians has been formed and we are currently generating a programme of events and activities to stimulate and promote debate in Scottish Labour politics.  If you would like to find out more or be involved please email [email protected]

For more information about the Scottish Fabians, please visit